One man discovers his brother-in-law’s love letters to a teenager, and another muscles his way into the ranks of South Africa’s wealthy class; one boy confronts an iconic dignitary, while another bonds with his uncle over the music of an era long past; a young woman tallies her losses as a relationship comes to an end. This year’s Top Five Stories of the Week, from subtle to shocking, show the range of ways to tell an enthralling story.
“He’s in love with a fifteen-year-old. They’re pen pals.”
Nobody risks falling out with duPreez.
Most of his belongings are packed in boxes.
“Fanaticism must be opposed, in Karachi and Tel Aviv.”
The isolation made their music pure.