The iconic Afrikaans novelist Leroux established in these first novels his method of mythic parallels, and the beginning of his cyclic oeuvre.
The first is an initiation novel with a focus on sexual awakening; the second about Colet’s venture (after his return from the war) into the “plastic” world of industry; the third follows the peregrination of its protagonist, Gysbrecht Edelhart, through the streets of Cape Town.
Praise for Leroux’s later Silberstein novel internationally::
“A superb comic fantasia …” – Graham Greene
“An extraordinary blend of comic novel and metaphysical thriller” – Publishers’ Weekly,