Released today: All That is Left

When Rachel’s brother disappears under mysterious circumstances,
she must come to terms with his apparent death, though there is no
body. She travels to Joburg to support her sister-in-law, Maya, with the
memorial – also to escape her stifling life as a wife and mother. Rachel is unsettled when Max, her exlover, arrives. Despite poet Sizwe’s efforts to steady her, Rachel reels from grief and longing. Then Rachel, Maya, Max and Sizwe are involved in a confrontation that will change them forever.

All That is Left is a story of loss, love and betrayal, of acceptance and
letting go. It captures internal conflicts in South Africa, the personal
and political pains of both the past and the imagined future.

All That Is Left is available from Kwela Books, and major book sellers.

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Comfortable Skin – a new novel

I am happy that I’ve signed another contract with Kwela Books, who will publish my next novel Comfortable Skin in 2020, under the new title All That is LeftComfortable Skin was written in 2008. In 2009 it was accepted by a Cape Town publisher, but the down-turn in the economy at the time forced the publishing house to withdraw the offer. The manuscript gathered dust for some years, until it won the Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award in Durban in 2018. I’m looking forward to publisher Carolyn Meads of Kwela working her magic and making it into a real book.