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Lien se lankstaanskoene | Young Adult Fiction

Derick van der Walt

Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature: Gold (2007)
M.E.R. Prize for Youth Literature (2009)

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Lien, her brother and mother must move from their comfortable house in a leafy suburb to a block of flats after her attorney-dad is found guilty of fraud.

They struggle to survive, both financially and emotionally. Lien takes matters in her own hands when her mum’s alcoholism starts impacting negatively on their family life. In order to have money for the bare necessities, Lien disguises herself and starts begging on the street. It is in this improbable surroundings that Lien finds acceptance of who she is and confirmation of the person she wants to become.

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Lien se lankstaanskoene | Young Adult Fiction

Author: Derick van der Walt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780624046684
Date Released: 01 September 2008
Price (incl. VAT): R 190.00
Format: Softcover, 128 pp

About this author

Derick van der Walt

Derick van der Walt was born on 14 July 1958 in Virginia in the Free State. He matriculated in 1976 from Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool ("Affies") in Pretoria, after...