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

Friday, July 1, 2011

I have an unreachable star.

It’s tempting to go as far as to say that I’ve modelled myself on Gatsby, but
I know it’s not true. I was unhinging my life years before I even picked up a
battered copy. Mostly it’s about being a figment of my own imagination.
Meet Slade Harris, the tragic protagonist of his own life.

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