Author: Zakes Mda Publisher: Picador (2007) ISBN-10: 0312427069 ISBN-13: 9780312427061 Condition: Very Good. Light wear to cover corners. Binding: Softcover Pages: 312 Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 cm
Weight: 0.32 kg
South African Mda once again centers his story upon the professional mourner Toloki. This time, as he makes his way through a sad and surreal America. Set on the eve of the 2004 presidential election, the novel fixes its outsider gaze on everything from Billionaires for Bush to late-night television, viewing American cultural and political life through a near-anthropological lens. But there is much heart here, too, as Toloki is taken in by an impoverished Southern family.