The Safest Place You Know by Mark Winkler
31 Aug 2016
After his father’s violent death on a hot November day in the droughtstricken Free State, a young man leaves the derelict family farm with no plan, and with no way of knowing that his life will soon be changed for ever by two strangers he encounters on his journey south: a mute little girl who bears a striking resemblance to his late niece, and a troubled lawyer who detests the Cape wine estate she’s inherited from a father she despised.
Set in South Africa against the backdrop of a country in flux, The Safest Place You Know is a powerful story, rendered in meticulously crafted, lyrical prose, about redemption and recovery, and what it means to carry the past with you.
About the author
Mark Winkler has spent most of his working life in the advertising industry in Cape Town. He is currently creative director at a leading Cape Town advertising agency. He has previously published, An Exceptionally Simple Theory (2013) and Wasted (2015).
Date of Publication: September 2016
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa