For the mercy of water (Large Softcover)

Here, in these places … There is no money. It is hard for you to understand, but there is not even a coin sometimes. There is only dust.’ He paused and stared at me and his eyes were hard. ‘It has become a very costly human urge,’ he said, ‘this thirst.’ I looked away. ‘There is opposition,’ he said. ‘Small bands of men and boys who attack the reservoirs. Many are killed. Others leave for the city. Like me. I left. I joined the army because they were asking for men. Then I became a company guard, to guard the water against my own people.’

In a country long gripped and devastated by drought, water has become the priceless commodity over which a deadly war is being waged. In remote towns and villages, far from the safety of the city, the resistance does what it can to oppose the company whose guards ruthlessly secure and control the water supply, but each small victory merely seems like one more step towards eventual defeat. When an unexpected rain leads a group of water security guards to a town long since thought abandoned, they find an old woman, identified only as Mother, and four girls in a classroom. A journalist, two aid workers and a doctor arrive soon afterwards, and what they discover defies ordinary explanation. When strange, dislocated fragments of Mother’s story appear in the media, a young writer is intrigued enough to set off on a journey to find her, a journey that will take her deep into the heart of a broken country in search of a truth that no one wants uncovered.

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Author: Karen Jayes

Format: Large Softcover

Condition: Very Good

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Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

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For the mercy of water (Large Softcover)

R40.00

1 in stock

1 in stock

Author: Karen Jayes

Format: Large Softcover

Condition: Very Good

Here, in these places … There is no money. It is hard for you to understand, but there is not even a coin sometimes. There is only dust.’ He paused and stared at me and his eyes were hard. ‘It has become a very costly human urge,’ he said, ‘this thirst.’ I looked away. ‘There is opposition,’ he said. ‘Small bands of men and boys who attack the reservoirs. Many are killed. Others leave for the city. Like me. I left. I joined the army because they were asking for men. Then I became a company guard, to guard the water against my own people.’

In a country long gripped and devastated by drought, water has become the priceless commodity over which a deadly war is being waged. In remote towns and villages, far from the safety of the city, the resistance does what it can to oppose the company whose guards ruthlessly secure and control the water supply, but each small victory merely seems like one more step towards eventual defeat. When an unexpected rain leads a group of water security guards to a town long since thought abandoned, they find an old woman, identified only as Mother, and four girls in a classroom. A journalist, two aid workers and a doctor arrive soon afterwards, and what they discover defies ordinary explanation. When strange, dislocated fragments of Mother’s story appear in the media, a young writer is intrigued enough to set off on a journey to find her, a journey that will take her deep into the heart of a broken country in search of a truth that no one wants uncovered.

Delivery Options

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Paxi (Pep to Pep)

Standard Bag R60: delivery within 7 – 9 days to a Pep near you.

Aramex Courier

Delivery within 3 – 4 working days to your door.

Pudo (Locker to Locker)

We will send your package to the nearest locker of your choice.

Collection

Collect your package in Silverton, Pretoria East.

Description of book condition:

Description of book condition:

New – Brand new and unread book.

As New – A secondhand book that can easily pass for a new one.

Very Good – Book is in great condition with only a minor blemish here and there.

Good – Book shows visible reading wear but nothing serious.

Fair – Book shows clear and more significant wear, especially on the cover, but is still solid and intact.

Worn – Book shows severe wear and tear while still being intact (commonly known as a “reading copy”). Worn books are still good perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact with none threatening to fall out.

 

Beskrywing van boeke se toestand:

Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

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