South African Literary Award (2010) The explosive and disturbing second novel by the author of Room 207. Khutso grows up poor in Masakeng. He studies hard, despite many distractions, and goes to the University of the North where he meets Pretty. Although she is scarred by her past relationships with men, the two fall in love and get married. Soon after, their son, Thapelo, is born. But there is no happily ever after here. A story about life, death and everything in between.