Don’t miss the virtual book launch of You Never Really Know by John Hunt, in conversation with Michele Magwood (9 Mar)
 More about the book!

Join Penguin Random House and The Reading List for the launch of John Hunt’s new novel You Never Really Know.

Hunt will be in conversation with Michele Magwood, book critic and former contributing books editor of the Sunday Times.

The launch will be streamed live on The Reading List’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021
Time: 18:00 SAST
Venue: The Reading List’s Facebook page and YouTube channel
Facebook event

About the book

One lowly barista. One coffee-drinking dictator. John Hunt’s playful and damning satire on political power.

Meet our young hero Cappuccino – barista to the President – who’s never lived anywhere other than in the big man’s compound. Left in the care of Maria-I’m-not-your-mother when his real mom died, Cappuccino spent his boyhood in the laundry room before receiving his true calling.

From behind his impressive chrome coffee machine, Cappuccino is a fly on a very important wall. And, more importantly, he is in love with the captivating Naomi, an assistant to the President.

But life is about to serve Cappuccino a bitter cup when he finds the Minister without Portfolio – and moral compass to The Boss – dead in the presidential home.

Filled with warm humour, John Hunt’s novel serves up a double shot of pathos as it moves from playful satire to true tragedy while examining the inner workings of power.

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