South Africa heads toward majority rule, yet Breytenbach is far from optimistic about its future. He sees a civil war raging and the land awash in blood. "[This] book...is fueled by the sort of rage that produces great literature" (Washington Post). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Awarded the Alan Paton Prize.
About the Author
BREYTEN BREYTENBACH was born in Bonnievale, South Africa, and divides his time between France, Spain, Senegal, and New York City. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at New York University.