259 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2011) 2012
A novel set in apartheid South Africa about a man who is forced to re-visit his past.
"It might seem fanciful to call Christopher Hope the South African Evelyn Waugh, but there is something in the comparison...Beautifully paced, elegantly written, witty, moving and provocative." Andrew van der Vlies, TLS
Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg in 1944, and went into self-exile in London in 1975. He is the author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, three volumes of poetry, and a memoir, White Boy Running (winner of the 1989 CNA Award). His novels include Separate Development (David Higham Memorial Prize), Kruger's Alp (Whitbread Prize for Fiction), Serenity House (shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize), and My Mother's Lovers