The Smell of Apples: A Novel
Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from the Los Angeles Times
Set in the bitter twilight of apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s, The Smell of Apples is a haunting story narrated by eleven-year-old Marnus Erasmus, who records the social turmoil and racial oppression that are destroying his own land. Using his family as a microcosm of the corroding society at large, Marnus tells a troubling tale of a childhood corrupted, of unexpected sexual defilements, and of an innocence gone astray.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Smell of ApplesUser Review - Philip Lane - Goodreads
I thought this was well written and I got a good sense of the location and the life of a boy in South Africa. However I also felt it was somewhat lightweight in terms of interesting content - it has a ... Read full review
Review: The Smell of ApplesUser Review - Lulu - Goodreads
The Smell of Apples. Evocative of summer days, sunny fields, and a fruit that's great eaten out of hand or chopped up and presented in a pie or salad. It does not bring to mind the last decades of ... Read full review