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Cruel Crazy Beautiful World

Cruel Crazy Beautiful World

(2013)
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"Mesmerising and evocative."
Deon Meyer


Two characters navigate the post-apartheid South African landscape in this haunting story of the injustice that still simmers below the country's surface 
In Troy Blacklaws's ambitious novel, the lives of two African men run parallel, exposing the tensions that rumble at South Africa's post-apartheid core. Jerusalem is a young poet and student whose stubborn father will no longer pay for his rambling studies. Half Jewish, half Muslim, Jerusalem is forced from Cape Town to a distant harbor village by his father, who believes a stint selling curios to tourists will right his wandering ways. Meanwhile, Jabulani loses his teaching job in Zimbabwe after mocking President Mugabe and must move south to start a new life. But his life across the border is tainted by the harsh truth that racism isn't gone; it's just taken another form. As the two men's lives merge, their stories reveal the paradoxes of the South African experience. 

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Cruel Crazy Beautiful World: A Novel
Author(s): Troy Blacklaws
ISBN: 1-4804-7956-X / 978-1-4804-7956-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

December 2011 : South Africa Hardback
Title: Cruel Crazy Beautiful World
Author(s): Troy Blacklaws
ISBN: 1-4314-0250-8 / 978-1-4314-0250-2 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Jacana Media
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Cruel Crazy Beautiful World: A Novel
Author(s): Troy Blacklaws
ISBN: 1-4804-1781-5 / 978-1-4804-1781-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Cruel Crazy Beautiful World: A Novel
Author(s): Troy Blacklaws
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Cruel Crazy Beautiful World: A Novel
Author(s): Troy Blacklaws
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   



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