Cabin Fever by Diane Awerbuck

01 Jul 2011
Cabin Fever

Here is the lost history of the Observatory Library Lady; a swimming lesson for some Kimberley wedding guests; the secret tunnel beneath Beach Road in Sea Point. Part-myth, part-memoir, Cabin Fever details other people’s dreams and terrors, and how they merge with ours. These short stories portray a reality that is often brutal, and probe the notion of personal responsibility. When should you intervene?

About the author:

Diane Awerbuck is a novelist and teacher. She is the author of Gardening at Night, winner of the Commonwealth Best First Book Award for Africa and the Caribbean, Cabin Fever, a collection of short stories, and Home Remedies. Her doctorate, The Spirit and the Letter: Trauma, Warblogs and the Public Sphere was published in 2012.

For readers outside SA, Cabin Fever is available from Loot and Kalahari.

The Kindle Edition is on Amazon UK. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can read it using the Kindle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Date of Publication: July 2011
ISBN: 9781415201114
Website: Excerpt from Cabin Fever
Publisher: Umuzi/Random Struik
Review: Sean O’Toole on SLiPNet