Before I Forget (Hardcover)
Sourcebooks, 9781402208669, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
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Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer who has lost his gift for the word. That is, until, he meets Rachel, a woman destined to become the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled. Before I Forget is the final act of Chris's creative life; it is the coming together of all the chaotic pieces of his existence. It is much more than the story of how he met Rachel; it is the story of his life and his lifetime of loves. There are brief affairs, extended affairs, even a marriage and in all of them we find Chris retelling his joys and pains in such a way that they move us to tears and beyond. Erotic, searingly honest, and a profoundly moving novel, this is the history of a life set against the history of a nation and, more than anything, a tribute to lost lovers and our very ability to love at all.
About the Author
Andre Brink, has been nominated for the Nobel three times, shortlisted for the Booker twice and won the Commonwealth prize three times. Andre Brink stayed in South Africa to see his novels become the first Afrikaans works banned by the government. Before I Forget is his sixteenth novel.