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by Tracey Farren

Whiplash was on the shortlist in the 2009 Sunday Times Literary Awards, South Africa.

"I'm gonna tell you all about it, Mom. I'm gonna tell it like I'm on the end of your bed, talking to you. I'm not gonna cover up, cause there's no need. You'll see how it's all a flippin miracle. The whole weird year. It's only one year in my life, Ma, but it's all the stuff you slept through when I was a kid. All the stuff you fished through when you got up. I'm warning you, Ma, this is the truth."

ISBN 9780980272925 | 320 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 2008 | Modjaji Books, South Africa | Paperback


eBook ISBN: 9781920590154


"a gritty, hopeful, funny, carefully observed novel about a prostitute in Muizenberg, Cape Town, who through a series of miracles and accidents finds her way back into life"


"Whiplash digs its nail into you from the word go ...raw, tender, and laugh-out-loud funny - a kickarse gem of a book. Told with startling poetry in the grittiest of emotional landscapes, Whiplash puts Farren on the map as a wordsmith of astonishing talent."

Joanne Fedler



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