Divide the Night
A novel featuring Ebersohn's prison psychiatrist hero, Yudel Gordon, which again focuses on South Africa's class and racial tensions. Gordon investigates the case of a small shopkeeper who has shot eight people, mostly black, alleging that they were breaking into his store.
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