Karoliena Kapp is a child of the forest, born into a community of woodcutters. She is given the advantage of a good education, but it serves only to heighten her growing realisation that, because of the harsh injustices of poverty, there is little hope for the woodcutters. The day after her marriage to Johannes, himself of woodcutter stock, she realises that she has made the wrong choice. She may have escaped from the poverty of the forest, but she has exchanged her freedom for a cage. Alone and afraid, she leaves her husband and takes the road back to the forest.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Dalene Matthee
Dalene Matthee was born in Riversdale in the Southern Cape. After studying music, she began writing short stories and novels. Most of her novels are ongoing bestsellers, and have been translated into more than fourteen languages. Penguin Books is her English language publisher and has published Fiela's Child, Circles in a Forest, The Day the Swallows Spoke, Dreamforest (the translation of Toorbos), Driftwood, Pieternella and Die Uitgespoeldes. To launch the Penguin Modern Classics Series, Penguin reissued Fiela's Child and Circles in a Forest.