Embrace (novel)

Embrace (novel)

infobox Book
name = Embrace

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author = Mark Behr
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country = South Africa
language = English
series =
genre = Novel
publisher = Abacus Press (UK)
release_date = February 2001
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 736 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-349-11300-9
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followed_by =

"Embrace" is a 2001 novel by South African author Mark Behr.

"Embrace" is the story of the sexual awakening of Karl De Man, a 13-year-old pupil at the Berg, an exclusive boys' school in South Africa in the 1970s. Karl's time at school is interwoven with descriptions of his time at home with his loving, but traditional, family.

Karl is punished after joining in casual sexual games in the dorm, Karl falls in love. He simultaneously has an affair with his best friend, Dominic, whose liberal parents know he is gay, and his pedophile choirmaster, Jacques Cilliers.

ee also

*Child sexual abuse
*List of books portraying paedophilia or sexual abuse of minors

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