253pp., paperback, Cape Town 2023
Novel set in the rural Marico district, Northwest Province. Three young men are connected through Esmeralda, an old woman who lives on an isolated farm and never leaves her room.
Michael Boyd works as an English teacher in Johannesburg. He has published short stories in New Contrast, The Coinage Book, Active Muse, Odd Magazine and MONO Literary Journal. The Weight of Shade is his debut novel.