257pp., paperbacxk, Johannesburg, 2019
A thriller about an out-of-work book editor whose ex-boss is found dead at his desk, without apparent cause.
"At once razor-sharp and human, provocative and witty - an exuberant observation of the human condition. Every sentence is a gem." Mark Winkler, author of Theo and Flora
"Cracking dialogue and Sidley's facility for comedy easily make Leaving Word de rigueur reading." Mandla Langa, author of The Texture of Shadows
Steven Boykey Sidley is the author of the novels Estrangement, Stepping Out, Imperfect Solo and Free Association.