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Cry, the beloved country
Alan Paton
Adult Fiction PATON

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In search of missing family members, Zulu priest Stephen Kumalo leaves his South African village to traverse the deep and perplexing city of Johannesburg in the 1940s. With his sister turned prostitute, his brother turned labor protestor and his son, Absalom, arrested for the murder of a white man, Kumalo must grapple with how to bring his family back from the brink of destruction as the racial tension throughout Johannesburg hampers his attempts to protect his family. With a deep yet gentle voice rounded out by his English accent, Michael York captures the tone and energy of this novel. His rhythmic narration proves hypnotizing. From the fierce love of Kumalo to the persuasive rhetoric of Kumalo's brother and the solemn regret of Absalom, York injects soul into characters tempered by their socioeconomic status as black South Africans. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


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main characters Stephen Kumalo
Male
Age: Middle aged
Zulu
Searching for his missing son in Johannesburg; rural minister.
Priest

James Jarvis
Male
Age: Middle aged
White
Grieving the loss of his murdered son, a renowned social reformer.

Absolom Kumalo
Male
Age: Young adult
Zulu
Stephen's son.



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