Dying In New York

Dying In New York

Dying in New York is a haunting tale of Lerato, a black South African girl from a comfortable middle class family living in Johannesburg. The...

Author : Ekow Duker

Genre :African Fiction

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Dying in New York is a haunting tale of Lerato, a black South African girl from a comfortable middle class family living in Johannesburg. The story begins when Lerato is twelve but all too soon it becomes starkly apparent that all is not well with her. Lerato's father, a respected member of the community, abuses her regularly and with cruel impunity. In this sea of vicious betrayal, Lerato longs to land at the one place in the world that offers her refuge, New York. For Lerato, it becomes a wonderful and mystical city, full of magic and laughter. The story transitions seamlessly between a psychiatrist's office overlooking the Hudson River, where Lerato traces the painful arc of her life, to the underworld of prostitution and vice at the southern tip of Africa, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. It's Lerato story and she tells it with wit and keen observation from the first page until the novel’s unexpected climax.