In her garden, ensconced in the lush vegetation of the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, mother, critic, takes up her pen and confronts her life.
Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to embark upon a project that will establish his reputation - he is to write Clare's biography.
But how honest is she prepared to be? Was she complicit in crimes lurking in South Africa's past; is she an accomplice or a victim?
Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? In the stories she weaves and the truth just below the surface of her shimmering prose, lie Sam's own ghosts.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857892027