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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113620
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Rumours Of Rain




A potent novel about a life in crisis on the scorched plains of South Africa by the Booker shortlisted laureate of African fiction, André Brink.

Winter in South Africa - a time searing drought, angry stirrings in Soweto, and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the scorched bush.

Martin Mynhardt, a wealthy Afrikaner, plans a weekend at his old family farm. But his visit coincides with a time of crisis in his personal life. In a few days, the security of a lifetime is destroyed and, with only the uncertain values of his past to guide him, Mynhardt is left to face the wreckage of his future.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113620
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

André Brink

Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire, The Other Side of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His last novel, Philida, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2012.

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Praise for Rumours Of Rain

“A brilliant achievement.”

The Times

“Peter Carey--Garcia Marquez--Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Andre Brink must be considered with that class of writer.”

The Guardian


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