Slade Harris will do anything for a story. He doesn’t think twice about jumping out of a plane or conducting disastrous love affairs to gather material for his writing. But his selfish way seems to be catching up with him: stumbling through his late thirties hopeless and a little drunk, his agent after him like a particularly stubborn strain of venereal disease, Slade has a dazzling, dangerous idea, which sets off a motion of events that will change his life forever.

It’s going to be Slade’s ultimate story, and all he’s hoping for is to survive it.

"Absorbing, chilling, funny and original ... definitely a fresh new voice in South African fiction." - Hamilton Wende

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beware of Books

‘Beware of books.
They are more than innocent assemblages of paper and ink
and string and glue. If they are any good, they have the
spirit of the author within .

Authors are rogues and ruffians and easy lays …
They devour life and always want more. They have sap, spirit, sex.’

- Erica Jong, Seducing the Demon

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