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Too many tsunamis (Paperback): Vincent Pienaar Too many tsunamis (Paperback)
Vincent Pienaar
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R270 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Bert hasn't succeeded at much in life. In fact, just about any stab at success has descended into pathetic failure. Even his feeble attempts at suicide have failed, leaving him alive and disappointed. His most recent attempt is accompanied by the most beautiful of suicide notes. A simple, single, smoothly alliterated line: Too Many Tsunamis. He loves it so much he thinks it might win him the literary fame that has eluded him for so long. He commits the three words to paper, and commits his body to the hereafter - but aborts the attempt in mid-flight. He doesn't want to die wondering if his mother will understand the suicide note. Still living under her roof at the age of thirty-four, Bert is a huge source of irritation to his mother, who desperately wants her overripe son to cast off his futile writing and gaming ambitions and integrate into the real world. To this end, she has found him a job at a printing shop, where he flounders as a counterhand amid his supervisors' tyrannical stares and impatient clients' insults. Meanwhile, he keeps looking for love in all the wrong places - until he meets a seemingly slow yet intriguing woman named Light. Bert decides he needs to explain his latest suicide attempt to his mother and, because he doesn't want to change his better-than-perfect suicide note, he begins to write a footnote to the note. The footnote drifts into a 5 000-word letter. Then 10 000, 20 000 and 50 000, and then he stops counting. This document, he tells himself, is important. I'll take whatever it takes. He'll perform the final act once the note is complete.

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