HOW dreadful it must feel to be torn internally. To have a wilful soul eroded by the unyielding weight of family genes, a strict upbringing, dogmatic religion and a society stifled by political and social hypocrisies.
That’s the fate that has beaten down Phyllis, a middle-aged, frumpish spinster who has paid a lifetime of misery for a few stolen moments of excitement as a teenager. Her story is told in Trespass, a glorious novel set out as her secret diaries.
South African author Dawn Garisch introduces us to this sad character in Cape Town in the 1950s, where Phyllis has nursed her mother until she dies. Her mother’s death does not release Phyllis to live her own life, but leaves her destitute and forced to take a job as the matron at a boys’ boarding school.
- Trespass by Dawn Garisch
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