A potent novel about a life in crisis on the scorched plains of South Africa by the Booker shortlisted laureate of African fiction, André Brink.
Winter in South Africa - a time searing drought, angry stirrings in Soweto, and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the scorched bush.
Martin Mynhardt, a wealthy Afrikaner, plans a weekend at his old family farm. But his visit coincides with a time of crisis in his personal life. In a few days, the security of a lifetime is destroyed and, with only the uncertain values of his past to guide him, Mynhardt is left to face the wreckage of his future.
“A brilliant achievement.”
“Peter Carey--Garcia Marquez--Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Andre Brink must be considered with that class of writer.”