5-star reviews on amazon.co.uk from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Good Doctor comes a gripping novel of guilty secrets, obsession and self-reinvention, set on the African savannah. When Adam moves into the abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhood - and Canning's enigmatic and beautiful wife, a sinister new chapter in his life begins...Canning has inherited a vast fortune and a giant folly in the veld, a magical place of fantasy and dreams that seduces Adam and transforms him absolutely, violently - and perhaps forever.More
"Fast-paced and breathless... Galgut has a knack for the image that cuts to the quick of a character... his plots seem propelled by a logic of their own." (Observer)
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First class story and narration
- Nancy Bowring
Brilliantly done on all three accounts
Humphrey Bower read the storey in such a way that at times I felt as though i was watching it on the television. It felt real
How the reader was able to speak with different tones - i can actually imagine the characters to sound as he imagined them
Probably all but mostly Nappy (aka Adam), Blorm (the old man, next door) and at times Kevin (Canning)
I am an absolute fan of Humphrey Bower. I think he may have single-handedly changed my views on the South African accent. I have also become a Fan of the writer, Damon.I have added him to my favourite authors The storey flows with ease short but enough to tell the story. I will be buying another of his books.