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An Instant in the Wind

(1976)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
The year is 1749, when the Boers ruled South Africa. And so it has come to his Baas&'s final command to his Hottentot slave Adam, to flog his mother, because she refuses to prune the master&'s vineyard in order to attend her own beloved mother&'s funeral. And when he refuses to do so, and his Baas smashes his face with a piece of wood, Adam turns on him, and beats him almost to death. Then he flees to South Africa&'s veld. There he comes to the rescue of Elizabeth, a white woman, and the only person to survive her husband&'s expedition in the vast South African interior. Alone and terrified, she pleads with the runaway slave to bring her back to the Cape and her home. Adam agrees because he believes by rescuing Elizabeth, he will be awarded his own freedom.&
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This, then is the stunning story of their trek together, how they find in each other their mutual need and humanity, and finally how their days together turn into an unforgettable, tender love story. &
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Shortlisted for the 1976 Booker Prize&


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Hardback Editions

January 1977 : USA Hardback

Title: Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Philippus Brink
ISBN: 0-688-03134-X / 978-0-688-03134-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-491-01617-4 / 978-0-491-01617-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virgin Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 1-4022-1109-0 / 978-1-4022-1109-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Instant In The Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-7493-9921-X / 978-0-7493-9921-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: An Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-7493-1001-4 / 978-0-7493-1001-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Philippus Brink
ISBN: 0-14-008014-7 / 978-0-14-008014-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Instant in the Wind (Flamingo)
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-00-654012-0 / 978-0-00-654012-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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May 1980 : UK Paperback

Title: Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-352-30690-4 / 978-0-352-30690-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Star
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Instant In The Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: An Instant in the Wind
Author(s): Andre Brink
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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