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Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart
Margot is a late-night talk radio host – the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac. Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter, Pia, her hopelessly romantic yet mostly absent lover Curtis, and the family hanger-on, Mr Morland, a professional psychic. Finally there’s her mother, Zoe, once the acclaimed author of a quirky ...more
Published 2011 by Kwela
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I loved this messy book. So delicately observed. I like the adequate space each character is given and the non-judgmentality of the writer. One is reminded of what a home should be – definitely it made me remember my childhood home, and the warmth, love, sisters and cats I was surrounded with at that time: cat hair, cattiness and fleas included. It also made me stop and question why are we taking these strident self-proclaimed gurus and experts of the Google hearth (I won’t add “and home”) so ...more