253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Translated from the English by Marius Swart.
A coming-of-age novel about a boy's relationship with his violent alcoholic father.
"A call to speak out about abuse and an invocation of healing . . . It is the quality of the writing, and its sophistication, that lifts this novel above most narrations of childhood trauma." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of Nineveh and Green Lion
"A gripping and deeply moving story of emotional survival." S.J. Naudé, author of The Alphabet of Birds and The Third Reel
P.P. Fourie was born in the Free State and currently lives in Wellington. He teaches in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University. He is the author of The Political Management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa: one burden too many? (2006).