Fiction - Novels
It is 1998. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is trying to make sense of over thirty years of human rights violations. In London, Lally, a white South African émigré, goes to dinner with Pim - a long-forgotten childhood friend, and his latterday English family. For Lally, adult existence has from choice remained transient, uprooted: a life of little consequence estranged from its own origins. But it is becoming clear that history will reach out, even to the inconsequential, and for Lally to seek out the truths of the child she must breach the hermetic safety of adult refuge.
Publication date: 2011-04-01