08 November 2007

The Fence (Andrew Gray)

THE FENCE, a novel by Andrew Gray (HUMAN & ROUSSEAU) TO SUM UP: Jan Klein is hired by the world’s biggest diamond company to investigate their top trader, The Fence. But soon Klein is ensnared in a web of corporate Jozi politics. WHAT IT REMINDS US OF: The superbly Souf Effrican dialogue of its protagonists is very Mike Nicol (Out to Score). WHY IT’S GREAT: For too long we’ve devoured novels set in Central Park, Afghanistan and Mordor. We’ve consumed local colour not our own. But The Fence is the N1 and Grootfontein and Boksburg. Real. Dusty. Familiar. Ours.


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