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Ruby Red - Linzi Glass (Paperback)

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Description

In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface. Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the rush of first love, but whose presence also brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141320939
Department
Books
Released
6 Mar 2008
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Linzi Glass
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
199 x 129 x 17mm (204g)

Annotation

In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface. Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the rush of first love, but whose presence also brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances.

Summary

In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her opulent Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface.

Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the exciting rush of first love, but whose presence brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances. She might not see race, colour or creed - but it seems everybody else does . . .

This dazzling novel will entrance teenage and adult readers alike.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Young Adults
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Africa
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
BIC Classification 2
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

Linzi Glass was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the United States as a young adult. She has published articles, and has written plays, screenplays, short stories and two novels - The Year the Gypsies Came and Ruby Red. She lives in Los Angeles with her teenage daughter, Jordan.

Review Quotes

Praise for The Year the Gypsies Came:

'Wonderful . . . This is a new book with an old and wise heart. It may very well have the makings of a classic' - Guardian

'Beautifully, powerfully and compellingly written . . . extraordinarily moving' - Sunday Times

'This outstanding first novel arcs beautifully to its terrible climax and is deeply moving' - Observer

'Every now and then a book comes along that's unusual, compelling and deeply absorbing yet is so tragically simple, it leaves an indelible trace on the memory. The Year the Gypsies Came is one of these' - Irish Independent

'A beautifully evoked, exquisitely written novel' - Sunday Telegraph