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Episode by Harry Bloom

Episode by Harry Bloom

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Episode

by Harry Bloom

Collins, 1956, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges, previous owner’s details stamped on front endpaper, clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, chipping and small tears  (See photographs)

“Harry Bloom’s first novel is a rare find – a work in which style and subject, imagination and background blend into a story rich in power and promise.  Set in the town of Nelstroom in the Transvaal, Episode is concerned with the relations between the Africans who live  in the town’s “Location” and their white neighbours.  One day a new man came to live in the location.  His name was Walter Mabaso and his arrival was the signal for new currents, new tensions, new emotions to stir in its shabby streets and houses.  The location superintendent, Hendrik Du Toit, was a serious and hardworking man who set out not only to please his employers, the Town Council, but the location people too…”

 

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