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Eve | General Fiction

Sandra Charles

Eve’s first memory is from when she’s four years old: they’re playing under the mulberry tree in the back yard of her grandmother’s house in Kensington.

When she laughs at her father’s jokes, he and his friends chortle with her. Until he tells her to fetch his belt from the bedroom. So begins Eve’s story -- her exploration of men, and the mixed messages they send.

Her curiosity gets the better of her: first with the babi around the corner who gives her her first pasela sweets, then the Jewish shopkeeper who likes to watch her try on dresses in the fitting room, his hands in his pants. It all just seems like fun, until she crosses a line with Mr Simon, her standard-five art teacher.

Playing Lolita is a dangerous hobby, she learns. And no one will believe in her innocence, least of all herself. An engrossing, disturbing and highly readable novel set in Kensington, Cape Town in the sixties and seventies.

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Eve | General Fiction

Author: Sandra Charles
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780795703997
Date Released: 20 September 2011
Price (incl. VAT): R 242.50
Format: Soft cover, 416pp

About this author

Sandra Charles

Sandra Charles was born and raised in Kensington, Cape Town. In 1975 she left for Brazil and opened a beauty salon there at the age of nineteen. Three years...


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