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The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
The Power of One
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“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”–The New York Times“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the... show more
“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”–The New York Times“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the power of one’–can prevail.”–Cleveland Plain DealerIn 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams–which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one.“Totally engrossing . . . [presents] the metamorphosis of a most remarkable young man and the almost spiritual influence he has on others . . . Peekay has both humor and a refreshingly earthy touch, and his adventures, at times, are hair-raising in their suspense.”–Los Angeles Times Book Review“Marvelous . . . It is the people of the sun-baked plains of Africa who tug at the heartstrings in this book. . . . [Bryce] Courtenay draws them all with a fierce and violent love.”–The Washington Post Book World“Impressive.”–Newsday“A compelling tale.”–The Christian Science Monitor
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345410054 (034541005X)
ASIN: 034541005X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: The Power of One (#1)
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Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it
0.0 The Power of One
AudibleAt age 5 in a boarding school...
kennethjmcginnis
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sandin954
sandin954 rated it
A sweeping coming of age saga set in South Africa during the late 1930's to the early 1950's. Young Peekay's life is certainly eventful and he encounters many fascinating characters along the way. Listened to the audio version which was masterfully read by Humphrey Bower.
norma
norma rated it
5.0 The Power of One: A Novel
This is in my top ten books of all time. READ IT!!!
Expatable Family
Expatable Family rated it
Courtney knows how to develop characters and have them tug at your heart strings.
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