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The Quiet Violence of Dreams
by K. Sello Duiker

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    List Price: $32.95
    Format: Paperback, 457 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780795701207
    Imprint: NB Publishers
    Publisher: NB Publishers
    Parent Company: NB Publishers
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    Book Description:
    The Quiet Violence of Dreams is set in Cape Town’s cosmopolitan neighborhoods - Observatory, Mowbray and Sea Point - where subcultures thrive and alternative lifestyles are tolerated. The plot revolves around Tshepo, a student at Rhodes, who gets confined to a Cape Town mental institution after an episode of ’cannabis-induced psychosis’. He escapes but is returned to the hospital and completes his rehabilitation, earns his release - and promptly terminates his studies. He now works as a waiter and shares an apartment with a newly released prisoner. The relationship with his flatmate deteriorates and Tshepo loses his job at the Waterfront. Desperate for an income, he finds work at a male massage parlour, using the pseudonym Angelo. The novel explores Tshepo-Angelo’s coming to consciousness of his sexuality, sexual orientation, and place in the world.

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