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A Gap in the Hedge

ISBN 
9781415208915
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R230.00
Published 
August 2017
About the book: 
When Karl wakes up in a dilapidated house on the outskirts of a South African mining town, he does not know who or where he is, but it’s clear that the townsfolk know him.
 
Next door lives a ten-year-old boy, Henry. Henry’s father is a violent drug-dealer, his mother helpless in protecting them against him.
 
A gap in the hedge between the two houses allows Henry to slip into Karl’s yard, and Karl and Henry strike up a gentle friendship as glimpses of Karl’s troubled past and his time in the army emerge.
 
When a drug deal goes wrong, Henry’s mother is killed. His father unceremoniously dumps her body in a disused mineshaft, but a murder investigation ensues after the body is discovered. All is not as it seems, however, and in a powerful climax the real connection between Henry and Karl is revealed.
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About the Author
Author of the novel Eric the Brave, Johan Vlok Louw was born in Cape Town. After National Service, he did a stint in banking and spent some time underground in the gold mines. He studied fine art and design, and has worked as salesman, manager, franchise owner, director and chairman. He lives in Gordon’s Bay.
 
Johan Vlok Louw is die skrywer van die roman Eric the Brave en is in Kaapstad gebore. Ná nasionale diensplig het hy ’n ruk in die bankwese gewerk en daarna tyd ondergrond in die goudmyne deurgebring. Hy het Skone Kunste en Ontwerp studeer, en gewerk as ’n verkoopsman, bestuurder, konsessie-eienaar, direkteur en voorsitter. Hy woon in Gordonsbaai.

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