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Slim Green Silence (Paperback) (Beverly Rycroft)

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“You will know this thing when you see it, “ the Boatman tells Connie, “and you must be finished by half past six.”

As she floats above her hometown of Scheepersdorp, Constance West can’t tell how long it’s been since she died. Nor why the mysterious Boatman rowed her back here.

Beneath her, all the people she loved appear to be thriving. But the house of her guardian, the town dentist and former mayor, seems suspiciously quiet. And then there is Marianne, the baby daughter she had to leave behind.

In Beverly Rycroft’s beautifully crafted novel, a small South African town in 1995 forms the backdrop to Connie’s tale. With honesty, humor and tenderness, Connie unravels the stories of her loved ones, and allows a secret in her own past to emerge.


‘The story will move you, leave you cold, make you angry – and when you no longer want to let it go, release you to the slim, green silence. I highly recommend it.’ -- Sunday Times Lifestyle Magazine

‘Life-affirming.’ -- Sunday Times

‘[A] sensitively written, deeply considered novel.’ -- Mercury

‘Filled with lively, entertaining and often moving material, sprinkled with dry humour … This is a stimulating cocktail of pain, fun and social comment.’ --Witness

‘Warm and witty take on small-town life.’ -- Farmer’s Weekly
Number of Pages: 238.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Beverly Rycroft
Language: English
Street Date: May 25, 2016
TCIN: 51322554
UPC: 9781415207383
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-2285

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