Listen: Karabo Kgoleng reviews Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room on 702
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Literary critic Karabo Kgoleng shared her views about The White Room, the new book from Craig Higginson, on Talk Radio 702.
In The White Room, South African playwright Hannah Meade arrives in London for the opening night of her new play. She has arranged to meet Pierre, the student she was in love with when she taught English in Paris. During their time together, they lied their way towards truths they were too young and inexperienced to endure.
The reader is drawn from contemporary London back to Paris on the eve of the war in Iraq, and the mystery of past events is brought to vivid life in a series of dramatic, intriguing and deeply moving encounters.
Written in layered, stark prose, The White Room lays bare many of our assumptions about language, identity, memory, loss and love.
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