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As a boy, the hot-headed impetuous young Jack Muir raged against injustice and authority. Now, from the vantage point of old age, Jack Muir recalls his stand as a young man against apartheid in Cape Town, and the flourishing of love in the orchard on Kibbutz Gavrot in a time of war and – across time and across continents – he also remembers the men who helped him reach an understanding of what it is to become a decent human being, a father and a friend. This novel is a powerful affirmation of vulnerability and masculinity, and an exploration of male friendships in the course of one boy’s journey to man. It is our book club book of the month.

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