The Reluctant Passenger

R 67.00  

Author: Michiel Heyns
Publisher: Jonathan Ball (2003)
ISBN-10: 1868421600
ISBN-13: 9781868421602
Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and corners, with a small dent at the top of the spine.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 435
Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.8 x 2.7 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg


Nicholas Morris is a fundamentally decent chap who likes order, and isn't given to messy emotions. He and his 'sort-of' girlfriend Leonora share a relationship that is comforting in its sameness, and he is ensconced in a well-paid career as an environmental lawyer.

Apart from his frustration with the madness of Cape Town's traffic, he is not aware of feeling any dissatisfaction with his lot. But then, he's not aware of feeling very much at all really. Until he realises he's forgotten to vote in South Africa's first democratic elections - because he was seeing to the long-overdue mowing of his lawn.

With a jolt Nicholas begins to wonder if he isn't being squeezed to the margins of his own dull life, despite all the efforts of his flamboyantly gay colleague Gerhard, who constantly tries to provoke him to let go and live a little.

But soon Nicholas has no choice. When he takes on a case to save the baboons of Cape Point from developers, he becomes drawn into intrigues involving a charismatic liberal judge, dinosaurs of the old regime and the full cast of the wealthy Tomlinson family, not to mention its golden boy heir.



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