Another masterful tale from Mark Winkler, author of The Safest Place You Know and Theo & Flora.
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Due South of Copenhagen
‘Tender, devastating. Winkler’s portrait of cauterised lives is masterly.’ Michele Magwood
‘His range is astonishing. If you haven’t read Winkler, do it now.’ Medium.com
We couldn’t agree more. Due South of Copenhagen is a masterful tale of the scope of intimate connections between people, small-town living during the height of South Africa’s Border War, and what it takes to put the past to rest.
A letter bearing news of boyhood fried Karl Udengaard’s death sets Maximilian Fritz on a path of disconcerting reminiscences on his last day as editor of a community newspaper.
Growing up as the son of a petrol-station owner in a Lowveld town, twelve-year-old Max is bashed around and bullied – until the arrival of Karl Udengaard. Karl teaches Max how to toughen up, while Max’s feelings for Gunna Udengaard, Karl’s enigmatic mother, rage in secret.