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Devil's Valley
Devil's Valley
Author: Andre Brink
ISBN-13: 9780156012089
ISBN-10: 0156012081
Publication Date: 4/20/2001
Pages: 420
Rating:
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Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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When Flip Lochner, a seedy journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil's Valley, he assumes it is a mirage. But then a man called Lukas Death stands before him. So begins Lochner's search for the "truth" first hinted at by a young Cape Town student who was mysteriously killed. Nothing in Devil's Valley is as it seems: it is a place where righteousness prevails by day and depravity prevails at night, where the supernatural is an everyday ingredient, the living and the dead never quite separate, the grotesque coexists with the banal. Vibrant and darkly humorous, Devil's Valley is a bewitching novel mixing myth, metaphor, and memory. It is splendid storytelling by a master of fiction.
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When Flip Lochner, a seedy, tired journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil's Valley, he thinks it's a mirage. But then a man called Lukas Death stands before him. So begins Lochner's search for "the truth" first hinted at by a young student in Capetown who was mysteriously killed. Lochner meets Lukas Death's clan, where righteousness prevails by day and depravity by night, where punishment for misdemeanors is summary, yet brutal murderers walk unscathed. Everyone has a story, and yet no one tells the story, the story of Little-Lukas and Emma, the woman with the four breasts-the uneasy reminder of a secret hidden collectively by the valley people. Nothing in Devil's Valley is as it seems: the supernatural is an ingredient of everyday, the living and the dead are never quite separate, the grotesque coexists with the banal. Vibrant and darkly humorous, Devil's Valley is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller.