"Driftwood" is the story of Moses Swart who, as a child at the turn of the 20th century, is washed ashore like a piece of driftwood at Rietfontein in the Southern Cape. Plucked from amongst the drowned bodies and the wreckage of a ship which floundered in a storm, Moses is taken in by the local community. It is 50 years later and with no knowledge of his past, Moses spends his days feeling displaced and in search of his real identity. His work in the garden for the elderly Lord and Lady de Samourez begins to yield answers to the questions that plague Moses, and in turn, he begins to discover the missing pieces of his life.
- 147.32 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
- Illustrations, map