The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross

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Anna and Paul are bound by a love so deep and politics so dangerous, it seems nothing can come between them. But they are a mixed-race couple in the underground resistance in apartheid-riven South Africa. One evening, Paul and a comrade set off for a meeting at which they never arrive. Their butchered bodies are found on the roadside next to their burnt-out car. For Anna it is the end of the world. Nevertheless, sustained by Paul's love, she fights for justice and the truth about his murder. Ten years later the identity of Paul's killer is still a mystery, but Anna brings the case to the Truth Commission. There she encounters James Kay, a hard-bitten, cynical journalist who has a piece of information that turns her life upside down. Anna embarks on a dangerous journey through South Africa, deep into terror, conspiracy and the mind of the man she thought she knew best in the world. Her private quest criss-crosses James Kay's personal investigation. Both discover that nothing is black and white. It never was. Everything is a thousand shades of grey. SOUTHERN CROSS is at once a deeply poignant love story and an absorbing mystery. A beautifully written, many-layered tale of both grief and celebration, this is an unforgettable novel about constancy and courage in life - and love.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752846264
  • 9780752846262

About Jann Turner

Jann Turner was born in France to South African parents, raised in the Cape and educated in Britain and the United States. An award-winning film-maker and journalist, she now lives in Johannesburg.show more

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