My Mother's Lovers

My Mother's Lovers : A Novel

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"My Mother's Lovers" draws on the memories of a son who recalls and immortalises his mother - a glamorous safari pilot and the daughter of a prodigious family, part Irish, part English, part African. The men she brings into the house refract the story of the whites in South Africa, whose sorry history runs from the Boer War, through both World Wars, to the loss of power in the 1990s. "My Mother's Lovers" is Hope's most ambitious work, yet and the novel he has been waiting to write for many years. Peopled with unforgettable characters who endure the most incredible and appalling events, it is an epic tragicomedy, as dark as the European romancing of Africa.

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1843543826
  • 9781843543824
  • 2,084,755

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About Christopher Hope

CHRISTOPHER HOPE was born in Johannesburg in 1944. He is the author of seven novels, and has won the David Higham Prize for fiction, the Whitbread Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize. He is also a poet and playwright and author of the celebrated memoir White Boy Running (1988). His latest non-fiction book, Brothers Under the Skin: Travels in Tyranny was published in 2003. His most recent novel is Heaven Forbid. Christopher Hope divides his time between London, Cape Town and the South of France.

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