The Power of One

In this magical novel, an irresistible boy tells the story of his survival and coming of age against the background of South Africa during and just after World War II.

First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

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The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring.
- The New York Times

From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Bryce Courtenay
Format:
Paperback

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In this magical novel, an irresistible boy tells the story of his survival and coming of age against the background of South Africa during and just after World War II.

First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

Review:

The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring.
- The New York Times

From the Hardcover edition.

Product details

Author:
Bryce Courtenay
Publisher:
Limited (UK) Penguin Books
ISBN:
9780143004554
Audience:
General
Pages:
629
Width (mm):
127
Length (mm):
195
Weight (g):
430

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First with your head and then with your heart.....

The Power Of One is the most amazing book, truly a masterpiece. It is extremely gripping and has a very clever plot. It is enough to make you laugh out loud at some times, and cry at others. The characters seem so real, that I feel Peekay is like my role model. Fictional or not, he is an amazing, inspiring boy with an amazing and inspiring story. His courage, determination and passion make him a most believable and admirable character. I would recommend this book to anyone hungry for an awesome book in a league of its own.

 

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