The Power of One (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): Bryce Courtenay

Australian Classics

First with your head and then with your heart' is advice Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, will carry 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. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

The Power of One is an unforgettable story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages. First published in 1989, Bryce Courtenay's debut novel, The Power of One, is now a classic bestseller. This commemorative edition includes a Foreword written by the author shortly before his death in 2012.


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'The ultimate international bestseller.' New York Times

'Bryce Courtenay's first novel is a triumph.'Sunday Times (UK)

'In the end, if someone said, 'Here Lies Bryce Courtenay, a storyteller', my life will have been worthwhile.' Bryce Courtenay, 1997

Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars and The Story of Danny Dunn.

General Fields

  • : 9780143204794
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.358
  • : March 2010
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bryce Courtenay
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : FIC
  • : 640