Coming Of Age Fiction

Blood Orange: A Novel by Troy Blacklaws

By Troy Blacklaws

Troy Blacklaws’s follow-up to his across the world acclaimed Karoo Boy is the bittersweet story of a South African boy coming of age in the course of apartheid


Gecko’s youth is one in all sheltered, nearly magical innocence on a farm in Natal. He spends his days taking barefoot expeditions along with his canines and his nights hearing Springbok Radio, ignorant of the harsh strength in his existence that apartheid will quickly develop into. With the beginning of highschool within the Cape, Gecko is thrust right into a political and private awakening that's either tragic and heartfelt. With conscription into the South African military looming over him, Gecko’s destiny is as doubtful as his country’s. Blood Orange evokes the absurdity, longing, and worry of transforming into up white within the final a long time of apartheid.

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