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Charlene Rolls Reviews Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns

Lost GroundVerdict: carrot, but with some reservations:

It has all the hallmarks of a great novel: murder, sexual tension, racial conflict and the existential angst of a South African grappling with returning to the country of his birth after a long time living abroad.

Peter, a writer living in London, returns to his hometown, Alfredville, when his white cousin is murdered, apparently by her coloured husband who is a policeman.

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