September 25, 2014

I am fascinated … In tone, and in the sections set in an indeterminate time and place, it reminded me of JM Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians, although its worldview is less harsh, more forgiving, and suffused with a sense of what one can only call love. It also carries whiffs of David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life. The story seems to operate on a meta-level, although it is free from the overly clever games of postmodernist meta-fiction.

– Rustum Kozain, award-winning South African poet.