The House on Sugarbush Road #2020

The House on Sugarbush Road Méira Cook The House on Sugarbush Road The House on Sugarbush Road set in post apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the election of Nelson Mandela is the story of the intertwining lives of a once prominent liberal Afrikaner family a

  • Title: The House on Sugarbush Road
  • Author: Méira Cook
  • ISBN: 978926531
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The House on Sugarbush Road Méira Cook The House on Sugarbush Road, set in post apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela, is the story of the intertwining lives of a once prominent liberal Afrikaner family and Beauty Mapule, their domestic servant of than thirty years Cook s intimately interconnected and finely drawn characters are white, black, rich, poor, beautiful, ugly,The House on Sugarbush Road, set in post apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela, is the story of the intertwining lives of a once prominent liberal Afrikaner family and Beauty Mapule, their domestic servant of than thirty years Cook s intimately interconnected and finely drawn characters are white, black, rich, poor, beautiful, ugly, old and young they are also hustlers, do gooders, petty criminals and sensualists, heading towards dramatic explosions both inevitable and unexpected.
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    1. The House on Sugarbush Road is the story of the last years of Beauty Mapule s employment as the full time, live in servant of the du Plessis family, Ouma and Benjamin du Plessis mostly As the years wind down, she has become obsessed with building a house for her retirement, something that will house not only her, but her mother in law and possibly, hopefully, the various offspring and grand offspring floating around the city Through the scheming and opportunism, the relationship between Mistress [...]

    2. The House on Sugarbush Road offers the reader a wide assortment of characters black, white, rich poor all living in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1994 Cook does a wonderful job of giving us the distinct voices of each character, from the white liberal doctor to the embittered black maid The novel is about the legacy of apartheid and the surprising relationships that develop from that unjust system of power So while we do see the way the black domestic, Beauty Mapule, has been forced to live sepa [...]

    3. I read this book for my Toastmaster book club It has been awhile since I have read it.We were lucky to have the author attend the meeting It is always interesting to hear what the author was thinking about as she he was writing the book We learnt quite a bit about the author and her background She is orginally from South Africa and now resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Her story is intersting She is a pleasent persona and easy to talk to.The characters in this novel are diverse and complex It [...]

    4. I had difficulty at first getting into the book as the language is so unfamiliar The characters eventually took hold of my imagination and I had trouble putting the book down The era of South Africa shortly after Nelson Mandela was elected in 1994 is astoundingly described and is as certain a character as any of the individuals that we follow It was like reading a science fiction novel, descriptions of an otherworldly society that is so different from the North American life as anything you can [...]

    5. This book was just what I wanted and expected to be A vivid description of the lives, the feelings, the dreams, the wants and disappointments of white and black people after the fall of the apartheid regime It has the ability to transfer you in the middle of that chaotic city with its cacophony of noises, the smell of old cars burned oil, the shouts and yells of street vendors hawking their wares The author has first hand experience of what she describes as she was born and raised in Johannesbur [...]

    6. The House on Sugarbush Road by M ira Cook took me to somewhere I have never travelled and left an indelible impression The vividly drawn setting is South Africa, circa 1994, where Johannesburg when Nelson Mandela came to power was a city in decay and shambles after decades of Apartheid Apartheid may have been done for in law but it was clearly not wiped from the psyches of the inhabitants, as they each sought to find their new place in its wake There are no clear heros or villains, only wonderfu [...]

    7. For whatever reason, I didn t connect with this book the way that I d hoped to I d read some great reviews about it and I m sure that they are right the setting is sharply drawn, the writing distinctive, the characters memorable I can t quite put my finger on why it didn t dazzle me But, I will say that the last three chapters in particular are pretty incredible.

    8. I appreciate the skill and talent in the writing, and I suspect this is quite a lovely book I was not fond of it, although I suspect that s of a criticism of my own tastes rather than a criticism of the book itself It is, I think, an important book, and I think Meira Cook is a brilliant writer This one just didn t do it for me.

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