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The Shape of Him - Schierhout, Gill
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Sara Highbury, now forty-eight years old and the manageress of a boarding house, is living in the aftermath of a love affair with Herbert Wakeford, a one-time diamond digger who suffers from a degenerative brain condition.Now, years after their relationship ended, Sara is still haunted by Herbert and what passed between them. Set against the backdrop of the early 1900s South African mines, and the vast landscapes that connected these to Cape Town, this is a story of the loss of person and identity, and the struggle to hold ...

The Shape of Him 2010, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099535775

Mass-market paperback

The Shape of Him 2009, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224088886