272pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (2002) 2019
In 1999 Jonny Steinberg went to the Natal Midlands to investigate the murder of a young white farmer on the dirt road leading from his father's farmhouse to his irrigation fields.
Includes a new afterword in which Steinberg describes his return to the area many years later.
"...the first South African book to claim a place alongside Truman Capote's In Cold Blood since Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart." Ray Hartley, Sunday Times
"...goes to the heart of questions which are so sensitive that most people shy away from them. A fine piece of investigative journalism." Shaun Johnson, author of The Native Commissioner
Jonny Steinberg was born and raised in South Africa. He is twice winner of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award and an inaugural winner of the Windham-Campbell Prizes in Literature awarded by Yale University. He teaches at Oxford University's African Studies Centre and is a visiting professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER). His books include The Number, Three Letter Plague, a young man's journey through a great epidemic, A Man of Good Hope and One Day in Bethlehem.