Ride the Tortoise (Paperback)

By Liesl Jobson

Jacana Media, 9781431405664, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013

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Experimenting with the narrative structure by crafting together snapshots, this short story collection touches upon topics as diverse as anorexia, cleaning the oven, the terror of losing a child, exile, infidelity, and desire. Using panache and hypnotic honesty, it traverses the terrain of loss and fear, yet retains elements of quirky humor and sly surprise. Told from the perspectives of a policewoman, an art teacher, an athlete, a bassoonist, a lover, and a mother, these stories are erotic, edgy, and wise.

About the Author

Liesl Jobson is a South African writer of flash fiction and the recipient of the Ernst van Heerden Award for 100 Papers. She is also a contributing editor to Books LIVE and the editor of the South African domain of Poetry International.