The Quarry by Damon Galgut

The Quarry

Damon Galgut

A remarkable view of South Africa and of universal questions of guilt and innocence, intolerance and fear. I have a feeling that different readers will find as many different meanings in this short, difficult but amazingly packed book.

Extract

He got on the seat behind him. He had his bible down the front of his shirt. He put his arms around the policeman and pressed his chest to his spine and enclosed in this unlikely embrace the two men moved forward together.

Parallels
  • Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda
  • Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor