Chilling tale set against South Africa's darkest years

Philida by Andre Brink. Harvill Secker, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

29th September, 2012
Andre Brink has written an historically impressive but slightly dull novel. Photo: Getty

Philida

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Andre Brink's many-voiced new novel, based on an incident from the history of his own family, is heavily brilliant and often somewhat dull.

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