The Bungalow
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The Bungalow

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Selected 1993 Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewNarrator Ruth Frank continues the fascinating story of her Jewish family and its privileged circle begun in the celebrated novel Home Ground. The Bungalow is set in a glorious South African landscape in which bats swoop and squeal, monkeys steal bananas, flying ants cloud the light bulbs and people car...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Story Line Press (first published 1993)
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A S African woman returns home temporarily.
This is a book about a South African Jewish woman who returns to Africa after having lived in America for a couple of years. She has an affair with a man (who lives in a bungalow) and finds that she finally feels at home here. She reevaluates her relationship with her parents, her husband and her happiness. It was a nice read - I'm looking forward to reading her new book, The Servants Quarter.
I really enjoyed this! Wonderful prose style.
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Lynn Freed is a South African novelist and academic.

She came to the U.S. first as a foreign exchange student, and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University. She taught at Bennington College, Saint Mary's College of California, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Oregon, the University of Montana, and the University of Texas in Au...more
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