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Three provocative and interconnected stories from one of the world's greatest living writers:

A white painter in Africa comes to his studio in the afternoon. On his doorstep, he sees a woman with curly hair and a dark complexion. He has never seen her before, but she embraces him. As he steps past her, two strange children rush to his feet yelling "Daddy!" This family welcomes him home, but he knows none of them.

On the other side of Cape Town, a white man pulls himself out of bed and toward his mirror, where he is confronted by his suddenly black face.

A concert pianist falls passionately in love with the celebrated singer he works beside, but cannot bring himself to touch her, until one night they sit down to eat dinner, and look up to see themselves surrounded by armed men.

This stunning new novel is Brink at his best.


Used availability for Andre Brink's Other Lives

Hardback Editions

January 2010 : South Africa Hardback

Title: Other Lives: A Novel in Three Parts
Author(s): Andre P Brink
ISBN: 1-4152-0127-7 / 978-1-4152-0127-5 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Umuzi
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: Other Lives
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 1-4022-1391-3 / 978-1-4022-1391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA Kindle edition

Title: Other Lives
Author(s): Andre Brink
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon