ISBN 9780980272925
ePub ISBN 9781920590154
Pages 320
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook


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."

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"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

About the Author

Tracey Farren

TRACEY FARREN lives in False Bay with her partner, some dogs and children of a range of ages. She has a psychology honours degree from UCT. She started out as a freelance journalist, publishing on a range of social issues before turning to fiction. In 2008, she published her first novel, Whiplash (Modjaji Books). She won a White Ribbon award from Women Demand Dignity and Whiplash was short listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Award. Tracey then wrote Whiplash as a film script under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation, South Africa. Snake is her second novel.

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