The Rowing Lesson (Paperback)
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The Rowing Lesson (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 02/03/2009

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Pregnant with her first child, Betsy Klein is summoned from her home in the US to her father's hospital bed in South Africa. Harold Klein is sensual, irascible, a passionately committed doctor, and a complex husband and father. As Betsy sits and waits for him to stir from his coma, she is compelled to imagine his life.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847080707
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Rarely in South African writing will we encounter language of such fire and passion - J. M. Coetzee

The Rowing Lesson is a masterclass in the examination of memory's richly layered textures ... Landsman's prose is distilled to a poetic essence, her imagery both precise and exquisite ... Even as we turn its last page, this quiet and moving book continues to smoulder in the imagination - Financial Times Magazine

An elegy and a lament, beautifully written - Times

You finish The Rowing Lesson feeling as if you too have lived through Harold's last hours. It has the surreal, visceral quality of a life flashing before the eyes - a final montage of an ordinary existence, made extraordinary through the power of imagination - Irish Times

In The Rowing Lesson, Anne Landsman confirms her reputation as a major new voice ... a disturbing and beautiful book - Observer

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