Winner of the University of Johannesburg’s 2018 Debut Creative Writing Award
A new edition of Barbara Boswell’s award-winning debut novel, including an author preface and questions for reading groups.
Grace by Barbara Boswell
Family secrets run deep for Grace, a young girl growing up in Cape Town during the 1980s, spilling over into adulthood, and threatening to ruin the respectable life she has built for herself.
When an old childhood friend reappears, Grace’s memories of her childhood come rushing back, and she is confronted, once again, with the loss that has shaped her. The novel is permeated by the long shadow cast by personal trauma, violence and loss.