Sundowners

Sundowners

Lesley Lokko / Jun 16, 2019

Sundowners Diamond heiress Rianne de Zoete is shocked when she s dumped at an English boarding school by her aunt The girls who have to share a room with Rianne are just as unimpressed the haughty beautiful new

  • Title: Sundowners
  • Author: Lesley Lokko
  • ISBN: 9780752857411
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Diamond heiress Rianne de Zoete is shocked when she s dumped at an English boarding school by her aunt The girls who have to share a room with Rianne are just as unimpressed the haughty, beautiful newcomer appears to have no intention of fitting in with them Gabby, Charmaine and Nathalie are appalled at Rianne s arrogance and her racism Riitho Modise, the handsome, blaDiamond heiress Rianne de Zoete is shocked when she s dumped at an English boarding school by her aunt The girls who have to share a room with Rianne are just as unimpressed the haughty, beautiful newcomer appears to have no intention of fitting in with them Gabby, Charmaine and Nathalie are appalled at Rianne s arrogance and her racism Riitho Modise, the handsome, black student at the local boys school has even reason to dislike Rianne His father is a political prisoner in South Africa, where the de Zoete millions are all powerful They may be from the same country, but Riitho and Rianne are from different worlds They loathe each other Despite a turbulent beginning, a friendship sparks between the four girls which binds them together Gabby heads to Oxford and a law degree, while Nathalie puts her business brain to creating a highly successful lingerie company in London Charmaine finds herself on a slippery slope a new boyfriend, LA sunshine and a heady mix of cocaine and alcohol prove a dangerous combination, while Rianne, effortlessly as ever, slips into modelling Then the unthinkable happens.Rianne glimpses a face from her past, a face she s never really forgotten The chance encounter shakes her world and challenges everything she s ever believed in Times are changing and for Rianne and her friends, nothing is going to be the same againSweeping from London to Los Angeles, Johannesburg to Martinique, SUNDOWNERS is a glittering tale from a striking new voice in women s fiction.

    Signs and Symptoms of Sundowning Syndrome WebMD When you are with someone who has Alzheimer s disease, you may notice big changes in how they act in the late afternoon or early evening Doctors call it sundowning, or sundown syndrome Fading What is Sundowners Syndrome with pictures Feb , Sundowners syndrome, also known as sundowning, is a type of mood or sleep disorder often associated with the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer s Patients experience periods of extreme agitation and confusion during the late afternoon or early evening hours, often leading to irritability towards caregivers or hospital staff. Understanding and Minimizing Sundowner s Syndrome Sundowner s syndrome or sundowning involves a pattern of sadness, agitation, fear, delusions and hallucinations that occur in dementia patients just before nightfall The Increase in confusion at twilight is distressing for both patients and caregivers. Ways to Ease Sundowners Syndrome Symptoms Sundowners Syndrome affects % of seniors who suffer from Alzheimer s and dementia Learn about Sundowners Syndrome, some of the studies, statistics and ways to ease the symptoms At Nurse Next Door, we also have caregivers who specialized in Alzheimer s and Dementia care. Sundowner s Syndrome Elderly dementia after sunset Hi Rose, has any of your moms meds changed before she started yelling out Does your mom have any form of dementia or head injury It could be Sundowners not meds. Key Largo Restaurant in the Florida Keys Sundowners Sunsets Since Sundowners has been serving sunsets, sandwiches, steaks and seafood on Florida Bay. Ways to Help Your Parent With Sundowners Team Select Caring for a parent with Alzheimer s or dementia is especially difficult when they have Sundowners Here are ways to help your parent with Sundowners. Tips for Reducing Sundowning Healthline Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer s disease and other forms of dementia It s also known as late day confusion If someone you care for has dementia, their confusion and agitation may Sundown Syndrome Triggers Management A Place for Mom LOOKING FOR BEHAVIOR PATTERNS Sundown Syndrome is a condition most often associated with early stage Alzheimer s, but has been known to affect the elderly recovering from surgery in hospitals or in unfamiliar environments.Occasionally, the syndrome will affect people in the early morning hours. Sundowning Sleep Issues Alzheimer s Association Sundowning and sleep issues may occur in people with Alzheimer s or other dementias learn causes of sleep disturbances and coping strategies.

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      • Lesley Lokko

        LESLEY spent seven years training as an architect but always dreamed of writing a novel Eight novels and counting later, and aside from building her own home in Ghana, she hasn t looked back She splits her time between Johannesburg, Accra and London, although now she s dreaming of a flat in Edinburgh and counts the BA lounges at Heathrow amongst her favourite places in the world.


    778 Comments

    1. I love this book, I could read it again and again (and I have!)My mind wanders back to this book a lot. I think about it more than I thought I would. It really sucked me in to the world of the characters - and made me want to design underwear.


    2. This book is a sort-of thinking person's Judith Krantz (in the sense that there is quite some well-researched history included in the plot, and my only experience of Krantz to date has been Lily). It has a semi-autobiograhpical feel to it (check out the author's website) and a remarkable sense of what it's like to live in both London, Johannesburg, Singapore, New York (it certainly described much of my impressions in those places). It is, I would argue, firmly within the chick-lit genre, and yes [...]


    3. First of all, someone needs to make a film adaptation of this book, NOW. I concede. I thought this book would be some shallow, light, summer read but clearly, I thought wrong.I loved the characters. I loved watching them develop from girls to women, I loved watching them eventually come to terms with themselves.The climatic parts gave me the thrills, THE THRILLS! I am such a girl for loving this book the way I did but you know what? I am a girl. So fuck it.


    4. Not just your ordinary, superficial life story of a female character. Following the lifespan of many characters, Sundowners leans on an edgy and emotional side involving twisted subplots of politics, drug abuse, relationship woes and imperialism.The emotional draw into the novel is strong, with a different view brought by each character. There is no lack of drama, no lack of action, and the subtle, more serious subplot involving racism and imperialism in South Africa is not overbearing on the no [...]


    5. I read Bitter Chocolate several years ago, and really enjoyed it, so when I needed something that wasn't a crime thriller for a change, picked this off the shelf. It's a fairly chunky old-fashioned bonkbuster rather like Lace but with a bit less sex and a bit more history and politics. It was OK but I was still disappointed. The story is about 4 girls who meet in a posh english boarding school and despite having nothing in common, remain close friends. (I guess I have nothing in common with my s [...]


    6. Dopo aver letto questo libro ho continuato per giorni a chiedermi cosa stessero facendo i personaggi in quel momento, pentendomi amaramente di essere una vorace lettrice ed aver già finito quel fantastico romanzo. E' coinvolgente a tal punto da immedesimarsi nei protagonisti e da capire le loro azioni ma anche da saperle criticare in modo onesto. la suddivisione nelle parti delle varie ragazze, quando le loro vite prenderanno strade diverse, è perfetta perchè ad ogni interruzione c'è un mini [...]


    7. Like her previous books this is a good 'chick lit' to read. Its less of a snapshot of one moment in a characters life, and more of a timeline of four friends and how their paths intertwine from beginning to end. Its gives a snapshot of each of the girls and how they grow and adapt to life. I really loved hearing about the characters and how theirs lives had changed and how she sent them all down different paths (but still intertwining) it was like reading four different books in one.The only dow [...]


    8. Excellent. The characters are well developed. Lots of twists and turns. I found myself anxious to see what happens to each of the four women.






    9. I have to admit, at first I was not drawn in by the book. I had not read the reviews and did not realise it was in the romance genre, not something I would usually choose on my reading list. I found myself thinking this is the kind of book teenagers read when they start having their first romantic encounters, the boarding school and the upper-class setting quite literally alien to me. However, as the novel progresses, and the stories are framed around real historic events (South Africa's end to [...]



    10. This is the story (SPOILER ALLEART!) :The novel is set during 1980/1990,when is South Africa there was apartheid. Rianne is a white South African girl. She’s beautiful, wealthy and thoroughly spoilt, she has the world at her feet but one day her aunt decided to send her to a college in Englad. Here the girl has to face an all new social condition for her : people are treated equally, regardless of skin color. She became friend with three girls : Gabrielle, intelligent, loyal and always worryin [...]


    11. Rianne De Zoete è bella, giovane, ricca, desiderata e viziata. Non esiste nulla che non possa comprare o ottenere.Ecco gli ingredienti giusti per un harmony di successo, da leggere la sera al calduccio, sotto la propria coperta di pile mentre si è sdraiati sul divano a bere una camomilla.E’ un romanzo abbastanza leggero, rilassante e assolutamente piacevole.Ho trovato l’ambientazione non banale e neppure il tema di fondo, siamo negli anni 80 in un Sudafrica che fa da teatro all’apartheid [...]


    12. This book. Ah! I didn't like it. But why? I mean, the premise is great, the writing style flows smoothly, and yet it sucks. Let's start with the main reason: the goddamn characters. They were positively terrible. They were flat, nasty and unsympathetic. Let's take a close look:Rianne; I wanted to punch her several times throughout the books. What an absolute piece of shit. Both awful AND boring. And her "character development" was really bad. She just suddenly became a completely different perso [...]


    13. When I first picked up this book, I thought it was going to be about vampires. The cover and the title were what gave me that impression… I read the back and thought maybe it’s not…? Well it for sure isn’t about vampires! Like the description states, it follows the lives of 4 girls through two decades. And that sounds boring, because what can you say about someone’s life in 20 years that you would want to keep reading about? Well this book was fantastic.Rianne, Charmaine, Gabby and Nat [...]


    14. Luulin kirjan sijoittuvan sisäoppilaitokseen, mutta petyin pahasti. Kirjan alku kyllä sijoittui, mutta henkilöiden kasvaessa siirryttiin sisäopppilaitoksesta tavalliseen elämään. Sisäoppilaitos- osuus jätettiin muutenkin liian lyhyeksi eikä siihen panostettu paljoakaan. Tuntui kuin kirjailija olisi vain halunnut saada sen poisalta päästäkseen juonessa eteenpäin.En kuitenkaan halunnut jättää kirjaa missään kohtaa kesken, kaikki paikkapaikoin se olikin jatkuvaa vanhojen asioiden [...]


    15. I loved Lokko's Bitter Chocolate sometime ago and when I came across this at the library, I thought great, let me take this one. I was sooo bored with this book. Too much going on and very predictable. I didn't want to finish it as within the first chapter I could actually predict what was going to happen with each of the 4 characters. Ok maybe I didn't forsee one of them dying. The only reason I finished the book was so I could see if I had predicted correctly, and hey what do you know, I was s [...]


    16. I'm so in love with this book! Keep re-reading it whenever I have time or short of novels. The characters' developments, friendship, love story, histories and beyond were all there. I love how a book can show the vast knowledge of the writer. This is the first time I read about my home country, Malaysia in an English novel, which is so awesome. There were also some communications in Malay between Sacha and his Nek that sounded genuine & on point. Good job Lesley Lokko!


    17. Bought this book in literally 5 minutes so I wouldn't miss my train! I was HOOKED! Loved it from cover to cover. Enjoyed how the author was able to capture her readers by flipping back and forth between four different lives of 4 different people and how everyone finally met. However, Lesley Lokko's books are all quite similar: different lives that interconnect in some way. Sundowners will definitely be my favourite novel for sometime.


    18. As the saying goes, 'know your enemy' and so I picked this up and rattled through it. As far as I can tell, the author handles the norms of the genre pretty well and also attempts to deal with much bigger themes with varying degrees of success. The story rolls through at a fair pace, and I was happy to stick with it til the end. I guess it would work as a poolside read, though maybe I'd have to read it inside my copy of the LRB.


    19. Ystävyyden aurinko seuraa neljän tytön elämänmenoa kahdenkymmenen vuoden ajan neljällä mantereella niin huumorintajuisesti ja huolella henkilönsä rakentaen, että lukija voi kokea itsensä seurueen viidenneksi jäseneksi. Lesley Lokko syntyi Skotlannissa (1964) ghanalais-skotlantilaiseen perheeseen, varttui Ghanassa ja suoritti opintonsa kolmella mantereella. Hän on työskennellyt rotukysymysten parissa paitsi esikoisromaanissaan, myös alallaan arkkitehtina.


    20. This is one of the best books I've ever read. The characters are likeable and as there's 4 girls I found I could relate a little bit to each one. I found I cared about what happened to each of them, and they were close friends in a way that was believable and not cheesy.I bought this for a summer holiday and it was perfect for picking up and putting down - not like books where you have to re-read the last few pages to remember what's happening.Fab book!


    21. This book was recommended to me by the woman in the book shop. She said everyone she knew who had read it loved it. I'm not experiencing that at all. It is merely ok so far and really lacking any meaningful content. I am currently approx 170 pages in and I am hoping it all pulls together into something great at the end!!!


    22. a little on the long side [well it IS supposed to encompass 20 years:] - but if you can get through it you'll enjoy it. it's a little deeper than your typical 'beach read' and definitely not a super thick, heavy drama. it's got everything [i:] could want in a book - politics, drama, taboo romance, and bitchy girls.


    23. I still havent found a single book of Lesley Lokko that i didn't enjoy. This one was a fresh reading, a chick-lit book that i've loved with all my heart. She's the only author of this type of novels who's able to make me feel something while reading them. My favorite one is one secret summer but i'd recommend sundowners to anyone of my friends!


    24. this is my favourite book ever to date. I have read it at least 4 times already and no doubt I will read it a thousand more times.There is a vast depth to every character and the plot is full of twists and turns whilst paralleling the social, political and economical mutterings of each decade visited.


    25. My favourite book of all time! Reread it recently and loved it even more the second time round. A wonderfully written story about love and lasting friendships. Reading the book, you can't help but care for the girls and young women as they try to work out their place in the world and forget their pasts.


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