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The reluctant passenger - Michiel Heyns

The reluctant passenger - Michiel Heyns

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Nicholas Morris is a fundamentally decent chap who likes order, and isn't given to messy emotions. He and his 'sort-of' girlfriend Leonora share a relationship that is comforting in its sameness, and he is ensconced in a well-paid career as an environmental lawyer.

Apart from his frustration with the madness of Cape Town's traffic, he is not aware of feeling any dissatisfaction with his lot. But then, he's not aware of feeling very much at all really. Until he realises he's forgotten to vote in South Africa's first democratic elections - because he was seeing to the long-overdue mowing of his lawn. With a jolt Nicholas begins to wonder if he isn't being squeezed to the margins of his own dull life, despite all efforts of his flamboyantly gay colleague Gerhard, who constantly tries to provoke him to let go and live a little.

But soon Nicholas has no choice. When he takes on a case to save the baboons of Cape Point from developers, he becomes drawn into intrigues involving a charismatic liberal judge, dinosaurs of the old régime and the full cast of the wealthy Tomlinson family, not to mention its golden boy heir. 

When the baboons are captured for experimentation by a research institute from the Old South Africa, which has somehow become incorporated into the New, he finds himself acting with uncharacteristic passion and conviction. Sucked into a whirlpool of deceit, he finds a lot more going on below the surface than he'd ever imagined - and soon he is not only struggling with his own identity, but also fighting for his life.


Very Good (VG): I may show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper.


L: 21cm; W: 14cm; H: 3cm


0.65 kg


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This is a previously loved book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show some signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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