252pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
Julia Martin writes about her search for her aging mother's early childhood home in Blackridge outside Pietermaritzburg.
"The narrative keeps sharpening its lenses...everything is irrevocably interwoven, but miraculously so." Antjie Krog, author of Country of my Skull
"The Blackridge House is a quiet masterpiece - a page-turning story told with deep empathy and insight, in luminous prose." Mark Gevisser, author of Lost and Found in Johannesburg
Julia Martin is Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of the novel, Writing Home, the travel memoir A Millimetre of Dust and Nobody Home: writing, Buddhism, and living in places, a collection of correspondence and interviews with American poet and essayist Gary Snyder.