The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam - Lauren Liebenberg Reviews
Description:ISBN 184408468X / Genre: Fiction / Author: Lauren Liebenberg / Paperback / 256 Pages / Book is published 2009-03-05 by Virago Press Ltd
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by - written on 02/01/10 (Very useful, 20 readings)
This is a curious book, and one I instantly found myself lost in. The narrator is an eight year old girl called Nyree, who lives on an isolated farm in 1970s Rhodesia. The country is ravaged by political unrest, which Nyree is very scared of, and the author manages a brilliant mix of childlike innocence and fear, such as Nyrees obsession with her Grandfathers biblical views and her fairytale books, and the real world, where Nyree longs for her absent father and is scared by the looming war. The story turns dark when Ronin arrives, Nyree's 'bad' cousin. At the start we do not know much about him, other then Nyree's wish for him to leave, and the sense of doom ... Read the complete review
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