270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006
Winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region, and joint winner of the 2007 Herman Charles Bosman Prize.
Danika, keeping vigil at her dying mother’s bedside, is finally able to answer the questions that linger from her childhood in the 1980s.
"Love and loss are juxtaposed in this tender and moving exploration of the mother-daughter relationship." O, The Oprah Magazine
Maxine Case is Head of Communications at the Open Society Foundation for South Africa. She is the author of the novel Softness of the Lime and the biography Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend, shortlisted for the 2016 Alan Paton Award. She lives in Cape Town.