BOOKS

Absolution

Patrick Flanery

RRP: £7.99

1 March 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857892027

RRP: £12.99

1 March 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857892003

RRP: £4.99

1 March 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857896636

In her garden, ensconced in the lush vegetation of the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, mother, critic, takes up her pen and confronts her life. Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to embark upon a project that will establish his reputation – he is to write Clare’s biography. But how honest is she prepared to be? Was she complicit in crimes lurking in South Africa’s past; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? In the stories she weaves and the truth just below the surface of her shimmering prose, lie Sam’s own ghosts.