Leap Year Etienne van Heerden

ISBN: 9780140262162

Published: January 1st 1997

Paperback

367 pages


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Leap Year  by  Etienne van Heerden

Leap Year by Etienne van Heerden
January 1st 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 367 pages | ISBN: 9780140262162 | 6.13 Mb

God would never have designed such a species.So says Seamus Butler of his famous fall-goats, the result of the genetic strain which his father had inadvertently bred on this Settler familys farm. For these goats have an inborn fault which makesMoreGod would never have designed such a species.So says Seamus Butler of his famous fall-goats, the result of the genetic strain which his father had inadvertently bred on this Settler familys farm. For these goats have an inborn fault which makes them worth their weight in gold: when startled, they keel over instantly in a dead faint.

Thus a single fall-goat placed among a flock of sheep becomes the only prey when an enemy strikes, leaving the flock unharmed.But it is these pathetic goats, with their mocking yellow eyes, which have given the Butlers wealth and influence in the Eastern Cape - an important factor in a time of great political upheaval, especially when oil is unexpectedly discovered right in the middle of the harbour town of Port Cecil.

The discovery and its implications for the town bring into sharp focus the black civic organisations demand for a unified city council.At the forefront of black aspirations is MaNdlovu Thandani, larger than life and seemingly indestructible. In opposition: Seamus Butler himself, a man whose dark moods and recurring depression surge relentlessly through him like the seven deltas of the river which wind their way through Port Cecil and down to the sea.And, while history dictates that these two separate worlds will inevitably converge, their families cannot remain unaffected, threatening to fall apart beneath the weight of their time.

This is the backdrop to the story which carves a path through the lives of the people of this Eastern Cape district, all of them inextricably involved, inescapably trapped in their heritage during a time where beauty and cruelty, violence and hope all become entangled.



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