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The Resource A blade of grass, Lewis DeSoto

A blade of grass, Lewis DeSoto

Label
A blade of grass
Title
A blade of grass
Statement of responsibility
Lewis DeSoto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set on the border between South Africa and an unnamed country, A Blade of Grass is the taut story of two women, one white and one black, who struggle to save their farm and, ultimately, their lives. Marit, a young woman of British descent, recently orphaned and newly wed, comes to live with her husband, Ben, on their new farm. Despite its Edenic setting, the land explodes in violence and tragedy, and Marit finds herself caught in a tug of war between the local Afrikaner community and the black workers who live on her farm. Frightened, she turns to the only person who can help her, a young woman who is now also alone in the world -- her maid, Tembi. As the novel builds to its devastating climax, it unfolds a tale both terrifying and hopeful, moving beyond its own time and place to become a universal story of the price of freedom
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeSoto, Lewis
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.4.D475
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian fiction
  • Farm life
  • Women, White
  • Women farmers
  • Race relations
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
A blade of grass, Lewis DeSoto
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Phyllis Bruce book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780002005555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A blade of grass, Lewis DeSoto
Publication
Note
"A Phyllis Bruce book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780002005555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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