A riveting literary thriller, spanning past and present, South Africa and New York. The interlocking narratives of Repercussions are a spellbinding portrayal of exile, the meaning of home, and how a young couple’s attempt to liberate their country changes the lives of their family for generations.
2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Winner
(Bronze Prize, Literary Fiction)
Henry Wegland, a former ANC activist now living in New York City with his only son, encourages his grandson Saul to travel to South Africa to make a documentary about the people and events that led to the country’s liberation.
Saul begins to unravel the dark secrets of his grandfather’s past when he is kidnapped in a rural township. Henry, now in his twilight years, must come to a new understanding of his only son and make peace with the choices he once made for them both.
Spanning past and present in spellbinding, interlocking narratives, Repercussions is a gripping portrayal of entwined political and family dramas, the feeling of exile and the meaning of home.
Published by Permanent Press.
Previously published as A Quiet Kind of Courage by Penguin South Africa.