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Dying in New York

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-10-18-13-amAuthor: Ekow Duker

It is difficult to write about Ekow Duker’s second novel, Dying in New York, without giving away the ending, an unexpected twist on which the entire narrative hinges. The book’s pre-teenage protagonist, Lerato Malema, suffers horrendous abuse at the hands of her father. Her mother, also a victim, unable to protect her daughter, stands by hopelessly. One day, the dynamics of the setup change with fatal consequences.

Rights: non-English Rights available
Publisher: Picador PanMacmillan, SA
Publication Date: August 2014