An edition of Born a Crime (2016)

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Anchor Canada ed. (1)
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An edition of Born a Crime (2016)

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Anchor Canada ed. (1)
  • 4.60 ·
  • 50 Ratings
  • 625 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading
  • 67 Have read

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Publish Date
Publisher
Anchor Canada
Language
English
Pages
288

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Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2019, Anchor Canada
paperback in English - Anchor Canada ed. (1)
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2019, Spiegel & Grau, One World
Paperback in English - 2019 Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition (12)
Cover of: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood: 天生有罪 : 特雷弗·诺亚的变色人生
2018, Beijing United Publishing co., LTD
paperback in Chinese
Cover of: Born A Crime
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Jul 05, 2016, Doubleday Canada, imusti
board book
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: and Other Stories
2016, Macmillan
Paperback in English - South African ed.
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2016, Audible Studios on Brilliance
audio cd in English
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
2016, Spiegel & Grau
Hardcover in English - First Edition (1)
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
2016, Doubleday Canada
Hardcover in English

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Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2016

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
792.702'8092
Library of Congress
PN2988.N62A3 2017

The Physical Object

Format
paperback
Pagination
288p.
Number of pages
288

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28347615M
ISBN 10
0385689241
ISBN 13
9780385689243
Canadian National Library Archive
C2016-902293-5
Goodreads
60396909

Work Description

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

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