151pp., paperback, Johannesburg, (2013) 2018
A novel about a man living on the streets of Johannesburg with a trumpet and a stray dog for company, and his obsessive love for the elusive Desiree.
"Behind this story of love, music and the eternal quest, lies an artistic sensibility as generous as it is complex. The prose is rich in texture, the final effect melancholy and comic in equal proportions." J.M.Coetzee
Nthikeng Mohlele lives and works in Johannesburg. His first novel, "The Scent of Bliss", was published in 2008.