275pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017
"Dawn Garisch is boldly imaginative and thought provoking in this riveting account of a performance artist whose shocking acts challenge us to question important social issues. The novel is also a story of a mother and son relationship that walks the tightrope of when to hold on and when to let go." Kate Gottgens, artist
A novel about a mother's attempts to understand the self-harm her son, a performance artist, chooses to inflict on himself.
Medical doctor, author, and poet Dawn Garish is also the author of the novels, "Once, Two Islands" (2007) and "Trespass" (2009), and a collection of poems, "Difficult Gifts". She also wrote a memoir, "Dance with Suitcase". In 2011 she won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem, "Miracle".