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LOVE is often viewed as an absolute, yet it is as changeable as the sea that sometimes crashes against the Western Cape coast and sometimes laps it, as gentle as a whisper.This is a novel about love in many of its guises, good and bad. It is a tale told with lyrical pace, in liquid language; a whimsical tale that reveals truths that many of us would prefer left untold.Love can — and does — maim as often as (more often than?) it liberates. (Does it ever, really, liberate, or is that one of the myths we tell ourselves about love?)Solly Greenfields is dead. Shot. He was the first of the "taxi poets", whose stanzas fill the sides of the minibuses that ride the highways and byways of the country. Adam, who viewed Solly as a hero, is left holding the cat, Marmalade, and a handful of mixed emotions through which he must sift to make sense of Solly’s death and his (Adam’s) life.To add to Adam’s woes, another taxi poet, Gerome Geromian, is jetting in from Sao Paulo, in all his irritating, se...

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