Fic­tion

Round­about

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
Round­about is a fic­tion­al love sto­ry about a woman whose long­time lover has just died. Sal­ly, a dance teacher and the child of Holo­caust sur­vivors, has lived in fear of loved ones sud­den­ly dis­ap­pear­ing, and Felix’s death trig­gers deep soulsearch­ing. As she goes through his pos­ses­sions in the sea­side cot­tage out­side Cape Town that they shared for just five years, she recalls their meet­ing as stu­dents in South Africa, and their flee­ing encoun­ters while both liv­ing in the US. Brought up to strive for hon­esty and kind­ness, this is per­haps
her great­est test. Feel­ing at times as petu­lant as a young girl about being aban­doned, she begins to under­stand how her scars and his kept them apart, and what it took for them to final­ly come togeth­er. The sto­ry opens with heart­break, but it ends with heal­ing and new appre­ci­a­tion for Felix’s love, and the love she shares now with his children.

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