: Sacks (T.)

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347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


Trevor Sacks' debut novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a Northern Transvaal town during the 1980s who feels he doesn't fit in. When he meets a man who knew his father before he died he thinks he's finally found his place, although over time it becomes clear the man's a charlatan.

"One of the best novels of recent years, and likely the most readable." Imraan Coovadia A Spy in Time and Tales of the Metric System

Trevor Sacks was born in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) and now lives in Cape Town. He has written non-fiction pieces for the New York Times.