The Eighth Man

The Eighth Man

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When Frankie Opperman - surfer, rugby captain, and Helderkloof High's golden boy - is found drowned in the school pool, Jake Mulligan is called to investigate. He finds himself at the heart of a school in crisis, yet no one seems willing to help. Why the baffling silence from Frankie's former friends? Is the cool barrier put up by Frankie's recently-dumped girlfriend just her nature? When Jake turns to the flirtatious Diana Polesky, who seems to be courting expulsion, and then to the eccentric but much-loved English teacher, the investigations take an unexpected twist. Michael Williams's latest novel tells a tense and brilliantly choreographed story that weaves its way through school rivalry and racism, loyalty, betrayal, and initiation into young adulthood with extraordinary insight and realism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 11mm | 213g
  • Oxford University Press Southern Africa
  • Goodwood, South Africa
  • 0195718348
  • 9780195718348

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Michael Williamsshow more

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19 ratings
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