NOT TO MENTION, a novel

: de Klerk (V.)

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252pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020

 

A young woman who weighs 360kg and has not left her bed for nearly two years spends her time compiling a crossword, each cryptic clue an attempt to explain how it feels to be ‘the fat girl’.

"This is a startling and eviscerating debut novel. It imagines, with compassion and unflinching honesty, a life few would dare to contemplate." Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, author of The Printmaker and head of Creative Writing, University of the Witwatersrand

Vivian de Klerk is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Rhodes University.