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Finuala Dowling Reviews Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns

Lost GroundVerdict: carrot

Lost Ground is the novel Michiel Heyns was always going to write: one that brings together all his many talents – a highly pedigreed writing style (“horror kept in abeyance by the effort of lucid narration”), brilliantly witty satire, a nuanced and convincing rendering of place, people and time, a gay counter-narrative, and the type of dialogue that only a committed eavesdropper can produce.

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