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Loved this novel even whilst realizing its flaws. It's courageous for a white U.S. writer to tackle South Africa in fiction and this book comes very close to making to making it work. In fact, it worked for me ... but others will likely pick it to pieces ... and that's what you get when you write about such horror. Kudos to Ward for looking into the horror. And, for writing a finest kind novel.
I liked the writing style as well as the story. Readers are smartly led astray becomming a mystery until the very end. You might need to reread some sections to be sure what you think is actually what it is. As a book club selection, it invoked a lively discussion.