Playing in the Light

Zoe Wicomb (Author) Cheryl Pitout (Read by)
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By the Windham Campbell Prize winner.

Set in a beautifully rendered 1990s Cape Town, Zoë Wicomb's celebrated novel revolves around Marion Campbell, who runs a travel agency but hates traveling, and who, in post-apartheid society, must negotiate the complexities of a knotty relationship with Brenda, her first black employee. As Alison McCulloch noted in the New York Times, "Wicomb deftly explores the ghastly soup of racism in all its unglory denial, tradition, habit, stupidity, fear and manages to do so without moralizing or becoming formulaic." Caught in the narrow world of private interests and self-advancement, Marion eschews national politics until the Truth and Reconciliation Commission throws up information that brings into question not only her family's past but her identity and her rightful place in contemporary South African society. "Stylistically nuanced and psychologically astute" (Kirkus), Playing in the Light is as powerful in its depiction of Marion's personal journey as it is in its depiction of South Africa's bizarre, brutal history.

Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publish Date
June 21, 2016
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.5 X 6.7 inches | 0.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781522669326
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About the Author

Zoë Wicomb is a South African writer living in Glasgow, Scotland, where she is emeritus professor at the University of Strathclyde. She is the author of October, The One That Got Away, and Playing in the Light, all published by The New Press, as well as David's Story. She was an inaugural winner of the Windham Campbell Prize in fiction.