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The Bungalow

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The Bungalow

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Lynn Freed
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

This sequel to Home Ground, Lynn Freed’s debut novel about growing up in white South Africa, follows heroine Ruth Frank home after 11 years abroad. There she meets a hunk with a brain, a social conscience, and perfectly mastered Zulu, who is murdered just after she becomes pregnant with his child. The Bungalow offers an impressionistic rather than a critical view of South Africa in the ’70s as seen by a winning character whose quest for self-determination amounts to a daring emotional safari. A-