Sunday, August 17, 2014
Shifting Colours - a deeply affecting novel
On Friday last I had the great pleasure of spending "An Hour in Conversation with Fiona Sussman, author of Shifting Colours".
The event was held at MMK in Matakana before an audience of some 70 with The Animal Sanctuary benefitting by over $800 from the occasion.
These were my opening comments:
This is the most affecting and powerful novel I have read in a long while - it made me laugh, it made me cry,,,,,,,,,,,,, it made me angry, it made me happy and I have to confess I fell in love with the two main characters, Miriam and her mother Celia, a black servant in South Africa back in the brutal apartheid years.
I read the book in two long intense sessions.
It is both compelling and haunting and even now, 10 days and three novels later, I can't get the characters and their story out of my mind.
Alison & Busby - NZ$28.00