Karoo Boy: A Novel
Troy Blacklaws’s acclaimed debut novel is the remarkable story of a boy coming of age in the wake of tragedy
When his twin brother dies in a freak accident, Douglas’s life begins to unravel. His mother leaves his father, taking Douglas with her to live in the Karoo region, a harsh desert landscape that is a far cry from Cape Town and the seaside life Douglas has always known. In this small village that is wary of outsiders, he makes two friends who change his life forever: a beautiful girl named Marika and an old man named Moses. Immersed in rich language and vivid detail, and set against the backdrop of 1970s South Africa, Karoo Boy is the story of a young man finding his way in the midst of chaos and loss.
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Karoo boyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
South African-born Blacklaws's debut features an exotic locale and a tragic premise: Douglas and his mother leave their home in Cape Town, South Africa, after an accident during a family cricket match ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
An extremely evocative picture of a boy's life in a small Karoo dorp during the last years of apartheid. Read full review