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Rumours of Rain

Rumours of Rain

Winter in South Africa - a time of 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.

About the Author

André Brink

Andre Brink was born in May 1935 in Vrede, South Africa.  He has been made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government.  In 1992 he was awarded the Monismanien Human Rights Award from the University of Uppsala, for making known the injustice of apartheid to the wider world.  His novels include An Instant in the Wind and Rumours of Rain, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Before I Forget and Praying Mantis.

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