At the instigation of the sciolist, Toloki, the professional mourner introduced in the author's early novel Ways of Dying, takes the opportunity to travel the world in search of new ways of mourning. He finds himself abandoned in Athens Ohio, but a chance meeting with a Halloween reveller leads him to the poor hamlet of Kilvert, home to descendants of fugitive slaves. A community of traditional quiltmakers, the people of Kilvert, and notably the Quigley family, offer Toloki hospitality while never completely coming to terms ...

Cion 2009, The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd, Parklands

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Cion 2007, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312427061

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Cion 2007, The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd, Parklands

ISBN-13: 9780143025429

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