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The crooked path, Irma Joubert

Label
The crooked path
Title
The crooked path
Statement of responsibility
Irma Joubert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • afr
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
"As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation. Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend's older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie's dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine. Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them. Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another's company again, and they are given another chance at a life together"--
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10603355
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Joubert, Irma
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Silke, Elsa
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Women physicians
  • South Africa
Label
The crooked path, Irma Joubert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Afrikaans words
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 395)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 401 pages
Isbn
9780718098179
Lccn
2017025944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20180119-074-R
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn973530873
  • (OCoLC)973530873
  • 504905
  • 507558
Label
The crooked path, Irma Joubert
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Afrikaans words
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 395)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 401 pages
Isbn
9780718098179
Lccn
2017025944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20180119-074-R
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn973530873
  • (OCoLC)973530873
  • 504905
  • 507558

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