About this book
A powerful new novel from the South African author, who has won the Booker Prize twice. After crossing oceans, a man and boy arrive in a new land. Simon finds a job in a grain wharf and goes in search of David's mother. When he catches sight of a woman he's certain is her, he persuades her to assume the role. Then the authorities decide that David should be sent to a special school far away. "Summertime" has sold 100,000 copies. An $150 special edition is also available.
After crossing oceans, a man and a boy arrive in a new land. Here they are each assigned a name and an age, and held in a camp in the desert while they learn Spanish, the language of their new country. As Simon and David they make their way to the relocation centre in the city of Novilla, where officialdom treats them politely.