309pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015
Winner of the 2016 Herman Charles Bosman prize for English fiction.
A novel set in Slangkop, a coastal suburb in Cape Town. Shy, plump Nina, lover to mercurial Chas, is in turn loved and watched over by Chas’s childhood playmate, William, a reclusive environmentalist.
South African poet and writer Finuala Dowling's books include the poetry collections I Flying (winner of the Ingrid Jonker Prize), Doo-wop Girls of the Universe (joint winner of the Sanlam Prize for poetry) and Notes from the Demetia Ward (winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize). Her novel Home-making for the Down-at-heart won the 2012 M-Net Prize. She lives in Cape Town.