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The Mandela plot

Kenneth Bonert

The Mandela plot

by Kenneth Bonert

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  • Political fiction,
  • Jewish families,
  • Political violence,
  • Fiction

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    As the 1980s draw to a close, South Africa is a maelstrom of political violence with the apartheid regime in its death throes. Young Martin Helger is the struggling odd duck at an elite private boys school in Johannesburg, with his father a rough-handed scrap dealer and his brother a mysterious legend. When a beautiful and manipulative American arrives at the family home, Martin soon finds himself wrenched out of his isolated bubble and thrust into the raw heart of the struggle. At the same time, secrets from the past begin to emerge and old sins long buried return in terrifying new ways, tearing at the Helgers, a second-generation Jewish family, even as the larger forces of history and politics tear apart the country as a whole. Mercy is in short supply and ultimately Martin must rely on alternative strengths to protect himself and fight for a better future.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKenneth Bonert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.B6743 M36 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 466 pages
    Number of Pages466
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26956846M
    ISBN 101328886182
    ISBN 109781328886187
    OCLC/WorldCa994315808

    A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. From the acclaimed author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning debut novel The Lion Seeker,The Mandela Plot is at once a riveting literary thriller, a moving coming of age tale, and an unforgettable journey through a world that entertains and terrifies in equal measure, and holds profound resonancefor the present moment."

    Mandela Plot by Bonert Kenneth Bonert. KENNETH BONERT's first novel, The Lion Seeker, won the National Jewish Book Award, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award, and was a finalist for Amazon Canada's First Novel Award.   The Mandela Plot is a laborious read that attempts to complicate the larger forces of history and politics but only succeeds in defining the character's selfhood.

    THE MANDELA PLOT. by Kenneth Bonert. BUY NOW FROM Bonert unfolds a sometimes-crawling plot that threatens now and again to veer into Frederick Forsyth territory, though it’s embedded in an eminently literary character study that explores a Jewish community whose elders are deeply reluctant to take part in the struggle—“Our job as Jews.   Kenneth Bonert’s The Mandela Plot is a fantastic and creative novel that is hard to put down. The story will stay with you long after you finish reading it. During the s in Johannesburg, young Martin Helger finds himself living in the shadow of his brother Marcus, a legendary rugby player at his private school/5.


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The Mandela Plot is at once a high-stakes literary thriller and a moving coming-of-age tale that charts the journey of a young man trying to find his place in a country that has lost its way. "The Mandela Plot is as suspenseful as a thriller, and the truest kind of Jewish family story—suffused with love and secrets both.

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