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Includes excerpt and audio. In the end, the veil of uncertainty grows so thick that everything is obscured'.

This is your lucky day, spindleshanks. One miserable death acknowledged, on long season of pointless suffering faced with bitterness and resentment, would have been a breath of fresh air. The novel itself is a pocket dictionary, a fertile field for close reading. There are new places for whites opening up in Rosebank.

But this soundlessThe time frame stretches from recollections

It took me bloody ages to get a copy of this book, which is generally cited as one of the definitive novels of South African transition. Soon there is a haze of them in every hollow, and the finer distinctions begin to evade us. Nature has done you a favour by dimming your sight.

But all the dots left off all the i's accumulate, they build up, they pack together like a cloud over a field of stubbly iotas. Still, it's an impressive and artfully constructed work.

His is a distinctively individual voice. The Restless Supermarket takes its title from the local market that is open twenty-four hours a day.

But this soundless movement of the lips is uncouth, like a cat twitching trough a rutting dream. The time frame stretches from recollections of the late s to the immediate present.

Through the withering scorn of Aubrey Tearle, the novel's chief crank, we visit the dramatic moment - somewhere in the early s - when these two worlds collide, often with hilarious results. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Though comic, the novel does also reflect more deeply on transition. But this soundless movement of the lips is - Alcohol spoke in the archaic, extravagant language it uses during our arguments. Portrait with Keys consists of numbered short texts, each addressing life in Johannesburg.