The House Gun

The House Gun

Book - 1998 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
When Harald and Claudia's son, Duncan, murders a man with whom he had unusual relations, his parents' love, loyalty, and self-worth as nurturers are tested

Holtzbrinck
Nadine Gordimer's novel is a passionate narrative of the complex manifestations of that final test of human relations we call love. It moves with the restless pace of living itself; if it is a parable of present violence, it is also an affirmation of the will to reconciliation that starts where it must, between individual men and women.


Blackwell North Amer
A house gun, like a house cat: a fact of ordinary life, today. How else can you defend yourself against losing your hi-fi equipment, your TV set and computer?
The respected Executive Director of an insurance company, Harald, and his doctor wife, Claudia, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son, Duncan, has committed murder.
What kind of loyalty do a mother and father owe a son who has committed the unimaginable horror? How could he have ignored the sanctity of human life? What have they done to influence his character; how have they failed him?
Nadine Gordimer's new novel is a passionate narrative of the complex manifestations of that final test of human relations we call love - between lovers of all kinds, and parents and children. It moves with the restless pace of living itself; if it is a parable of present violence, it is also an affirmation of the will to reconciliation that starts where it must, between individual men and women.

Baker
& Taylor

When Harald and Claudia's son, Duncan, murders a man with whom he had unusual relations, his parents' love, loyalty, and self-worth as nurturers are tested. By the Nobel Prize-winning author of None to Accompany Me. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374173074
0374173079
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 24 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 27, 2014

Does a violent society provoke violence in nonviolent individuals? Harold and Claudia, prosperous professionals in "the new South Africa," face the awful truth that their son has committed murder -- and become helpless onlookers in the legal process.

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