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The Power of One

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 520 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: Bryce Courtenay
Key Words: World Literature, Biographical, Australia & Oceania

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Book Description:

“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.” –The New York Times “Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the power of one’–can prevail.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams–which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one. “Totally engrossing . . . [presents] the metamorphosis of a most remarkable young man and the almost spiritual influence he has on others . . . Peekay has both humor and a refreshingly earthy touch, and his adventures, at times, are hair-raising in their suspense.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review “Marvelous . . . It is the people of the sun-baked plains of Africa who tug at the heartstrings in this book. . . . [Bryce] Courtenay draws them all with a fierce and violent love.” –The Washington Post Book World “Impressive.” –Newsday “A compelling tale.” –The Christian Science Monitor


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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 80 Incidents

cr*d, d*mm*t, cr*p, d*mn*d, h*ll

Anatomical Terms - 25 Incidents

d*ck, c*ck, *rsehole, *rse, f-word

Scatological Terms - 94 Incidents

sh*thouse, sh*tty, p*ssed, bullsh*t, sh*tting, f*rt, p*ss, bl**dy, sh*t

Religious Profanities - 1 Incidents


Derogatory Terms - 75 Incidents

wh*r*, sp*c, n*gg*r, n*gr*, kr**t, h*e, h*, g*y, f*g, b*tch*s, b*tch, b*st*rd


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Conversation Topics

12 Topics - 105 mentions of those topics

corpse, ghost, torture, skull, choke, kill, murder, beer, liquor, witch, cigarette, drunk

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