THE DAO OF DANIEL, a novel, translated by Michiel Heyns

: du Plessis (L.)

R 375.00
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380pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2022


First published in Afrikaans in 2018 as Die Dao van Daan van der Walt.

Winner of the UJ Debut Prize, the Eugène Marais Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the AKTV Prize, the kykNET-Rapport Prize for Fiction and the Helgaard Steyn Prize. 

On a visit to China to see his estranged son, former Kalahari farmer, Daniel van der Walt, has a vertigo attack. He spends time at a monastery and practices Tai Chi in an attempt to recover his balance.

"Hierdie boek behoort ’n golf deur die Afrikaanse letterkunde te stoot" Frederik de Jager, author of Man Op 'n Fiets Erens Heen

Lodewyk G. du Plessis is the pseudonym of retired judge Andries Buys.