190pp., paperback, Cape Town (1995) 2018
On a lonely stretch of road a nameless man murders a religious minister on his way to take up a post in a nearby town, and decides to steal the dead man's identity.
Damon Galgut's novels include The Good Doctor, (winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Prize, Africa Region; shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), In a Strange Room (shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize), and The Promise (shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize). In 2013, Galgut was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Cape Town.