The Resource The jack bank : a memoir of a South African childhood, Glen Retief

The jack bank : a memoir of a South African childhood, Glen Retief

Label
The jack bank : a memoir of a South African childhood
Title
The jack bank
Title remainder
a memoir of a South African childhood
Statement of responsibility
Glen Retief
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Glen Retief's childhood was at once recognizably ordinary and brutally unusual. Raised in the middle of a game preserve where his father worked, Retief's warm nuclear family was a preserve of its own, against chaotic forces just outside its borders: a childhood friend's uncle was also the leader of a death squad, while his cultured grandfather quoted Shakespeare over sodas and abused Glen's sister in his antique Victorian living room. But it was when Retief was sent to boarding school, at age twelve, that he was truly exposed to human cruelty and frailty. When the prefects were caught torturing younger boys, they invented "the jack bank," where underclassmen could save beatings and draw on them later to atone for their supposed infractions
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Retief, Glen
Dewey number
920.68
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1928.R47
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Retief, Glen
  • Boarding school students
  • Boarding school students
  • Hazing
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • Young gay men
  • South Africa
Label
The jack bank : a memoir of a South African childhood, Glen Retief
Link
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035915531

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