The Power of One: A Novel

By | June 16, 2019
The Power of One: A Novel Author Bryce Courtenay
ISBN-10 034541005X
ISBN-13 9780345410054
Year 1996-09-29
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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The Power of One has everything suspense the exotic violence mysticism psychology and magic schoolboy adventures drama The New York TimesUnabashedly uplifting asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe that the individual armed with the spirit of independencethe power of onecan prevail Cleveland Plain DealerIn 1939 as Hitler casts his enormous cruel shadow across the world the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa There a boy called Peekay is born His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreamswhich are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words the power to transform lives and the power of one Totally engrossing presents the metamorphosis of a most remarkable young man and the almost spiritual influence he has on others Peekay has both humor and a refreshingly earthy touch and his adventures at times are hair raising in their suspense Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMarvelous It is the people of the sun baked plains of Africa who tug at the heartstrings in this book Bryce Courtenay draws them all with a fierce and violent love The Washington Post Book WorldImpressive NewsdayA compelling tale The Christian Science Monitor

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