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You Never Really Know

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February 2021
About the book: 
One lowly barista. One coffee-drinking dictator. John Hunt’s playful and damning satire on political power
Meet our young hero Cappuccino – barista to the President – who’s never lived anywhere other than in the big man’s compound. Left in the care of Maria-I’m-not-your-mother when his real mom died, Cappuccino spent his boyhood in the laundry room before receiving his true calling.
From behind his impressive chrome coffee machine, Cappuccino is a fly on a very important wall. And, more importantly, he is in love with the captivating Naomi, an assistant to the President.
But life is about to serve Cappuccino a bitter cup when he finds the Minister without Portfolio – and moral compass to The Boss – dead in the presidential home.
Filled with warm humour, John Hunt’s novel serves up a double shot of pathos as it moves from playful satire to true tragedy whilst examining the inner workings of power.
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About the Author

John Hunt is the author of the novel The Space Between the Space Between.  His book The Art of the Idea,  which celebrates the power of ideas to move the world forward, has been translated into several languages. He is currently Worldwide Creative Chair of advertising agency network tbwa, having previously co-founded tbwa\Hunt Lascaris. He grew up in Hillbrow and still lives and works in Johannesburg.

Photograph © Joanne Olivier.

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