The Heart Is the Size of a Fist

P.P. Fourie

ISBN:

9780795709982

Epub ISBN:

9780795709999

Publisher:

Kwela

Date Released:

March 2021

Price (incl. VAT):

R 340.00

Format:

Soft cover, 256pp


About this book:

The Heart Is the Size of a Fist is a story of a boy’s complicated relationship with his violent, but charismatic, alcoholic father. The son, Paul, recalls periods that his parents reconciled, followed by times of desperate flight with his damaged mother. It is also a poignant coming-of-age and a coming-out tale as Paul discovers his identity. And a story of brotherly love, as he seeks to protect from harm his estranged half-brother – the only other person who can call that man ‘Dad’.

Readers say

‘A call to speak out about abuse and an invocation of healing . . . It is the quality of the writing, and its sophistication, that lifts this novel above most narrations of childhood trauma.’

– Henrietta Rose-Innes


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