Confessions of a Gambler (With Author's Inscription)
Author: Rayda Jacobs With Author's Inscription Publisher: Kwela Books (204) ISBN-10: 0795701608 ISBN-13: 9780795701603 Condition: Very good, for a full condition description, email here Binding: Softcover Pages: 240 Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
Weight: 0.3 kg
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In this timely novel, Abeeda, a South African woman in her late forties, is struggling to hold on to both halves of a double life. To others, she is a pious Muslim mother of four, coping with the death of one of her sons to AIDS. But Abeeda has also developed a gambling addiction, winning and losing huge amounts of money.
In a series of flashbacks her life is traced as a woman in her twenties, through a torrid affair with her younger sister's fiancé, Imran, and her history of taking wild risks. In all, this is a gripping story of family, addiction, religion, and redemption.