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Green as the Sky is Blue

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July 2018
About the book: 
Simon Avend, a South African living in Australia, can be unruly. He often sets out to exotic destinations, indulging his desires in places like Bali, Istanbul, Tokyo, and the Wild Coast.
But along the way unsettling memories arise, of people and also places, especially the cattle farm in the Eastern Cape where he grew up. He approaches a therapist to help him make sense of his past, a process that leads them both on a journey of discovery.
When circumstances bring Simon back to South Africa, he must confront the beauty and bitterness of his country of birth, and of the people to whom he is bound.
Green as the Sky is Blue  is a bold, unflinching exploration of sexuality, intimacy, and the paradox that lies at the heart of our humanity.
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About the Author
Eben Venter’s seven critically acclaimed novels include My Beautiful DeathTrencherman,  and Wolf, Wolf.  He is also the author of two books of short stories and a collection of columns, and his work can be read in Afrikaans, English, Dutch and German. Raised on a sheep farm in the Eastern Cape, he migrated to Australia in 1986. Over the years he has won numerous awards for his work, including the prominent KykNet-Rapport Prize. Green as the Sky is Blue  was written in partial fulfilment of a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

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