The Shaping of Water Ruth Hartley

ISBN: 9781783061990

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345 pages


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The Shaping of Water  by  Ruth Hartley

The Shaping of Water by Ruth Hartley
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As ideals and dreams founder on the rocks of political realities three couples search for ways to keep hope alive.The rising waters of a vast man-made lake in Africa irrevocably alter the destinies of the men and women connected to it and to eachMoreAs ideals and dreams founder on the rocks of political realities three couples search for ways to keep hope alive.The rising waters of a vast man-made lake in Africa irrevocably alter the destinies of the men and women connected to it and to each other.

Built to generate power and maintain colonial control it creates a new world even as it drowns a way of life and a unique environment in the Zambezi Valley. Milimo and his mother Natombi are moved from the valley to face hunger in the resettlement areas but Margaret and Charles remain committed to the project. They love the lake and buy a ramshackle holiday cottage on its shore.The lake however lies on unpredictable political and geological fault lines.

Free-thinking Marielise, Margarets niece, and her lover Jo, use the cottage as a respite from their commitment to the war against Apartheid.For their friends Manda and Nick, damaged lovers, the lake and the cottage brings beauty and fear. A secret that connects them all is known by Father Patrick a missionary who worked in the Zambezi valley before its shaping by water.Evocative of time, place and character, this is a riveting novel about change and adaptation.

It is a eye-opening read that is both gritty and poignant.



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