Little Ice Cream Boy

Little Ice Cream Boy

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'The street was quiet and deserted ...a few yellow leaves fluttered to the ground and a brilliant blue sky beckoned through skeletal branches. It was a perfect day for murder.' From the photograph she keeps beside her bed, Maria Goosen will always remember her son as her 'little ice cream boy', smiling from the frame on a beach in Margate with a cone in his hand. Everyone else knows Gideon Goosen as a monster: a gangster, assassin and murderer, who made a pact with the devil and deserves to live out his days in a solitary cell in Pretoria Central. How is it possible that the son of a decorated, God-fearing security policeman could fall so low? His mother blames it on his friends from the other side of the railway line in Randfontein, others on a leggy prostitute from Nigel who became his obsession. Gideon himself believes everything changed on an autumn morning when the fatal pellets from a pump-action shotgun cut short the life of an anti-apartheid activist in the driveway of his home.
Set against the backdrop of the dying days of apartheid, and inspired by a true story and events that really happened, Jacques Pauw's explosive debut novel exposes the raw, seamy underworld of gangsterism and brutality when life was cheap and fear was everywhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 26mm | 458.13g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143025929
  • 9780143025924

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91 ratings
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