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Once We Were Sisters

Once We Were Sisters is the story of Maxine and Sheila Kohler. Growing up in the suffocating gentility of 1950s South Africa, the girls plan grand lives for themselves that will bring them out of the long shadow cast by their father's death and their overbearing mother's bullying. Maxine is just shy of her fortieth birthday when her husband, a brilliant and respected surgeon, drives their car off the road and kills her. Devastated, Sheila returns to South Africa, determined to find answers to her sister's sudden death at the hands of her husband. More haunting, however, are the questions. How had she failed to protect her sister? Was Maxine's murder a matter of accident,

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or destiny? What lies in the soil of their troubled motherland that condemns its women to such violence?Powerful, moving and tragic, Once We Were Sisters is an act of love, an extraordinary account of an unspeakable loss.

Product details

Format

Hardback
| 256 pages

Dimensions

144
x 220
x 26mm

| 392g

Publication date
02 Feb 2017

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Publication City/Country

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Language

English

Edition statement
Main

Illustrations note
Integrated black and white photos.

ISBN10
1782119973

ISBN13
9781782119975

Bestsellers rank

79,806

 Summary of the book once we were sisters

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