181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A novel about a young woman who grew up amongst the 'karretjiemense' of the Karoo. The 'karretjiemense' (Donkey Cart People) are direct descendants of the San, the earliest inhabitants of the Karoo interior. Itinerant sheep-shearers, this marginalised community roam the Karoo in their donkey carts in search of work, sleeping over on the roadside in make-shift overnight shelters.
Also available in Afrikaans as Die Skilpad se Laaste Traan.
Carol Campbell is the author of the novels My Children Have Faces and Esther's House.