249pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
Novel about an author struggling to write a biography of the forgotten Scottish poet, Thomas Pringle, sometimes referred to as the “father of South African poetry.”
"An exhilarating and profoundly intelligent novel on the endless series of contestations that we call history. There exists no writer like her on the contemporary scene. " Neel Mukherjee, author of A State of Freedom
Zoë Wicomb is the author of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town (1987), David's Story (2000), Playing in the Light (2006), The One that got Away (2008) and October (2015). She won Yale University's Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2013. She lives in Glasgow and is Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde.