“My Addiction: My Gift; My Curse,” is a South African contemporary fiction novel that reflects on the relatable day to day livelihood of an Afrikaans vampire nurse that works in an old age home.
Her daily struggle is intriguingly combined with dark, thriller fiction that is laced with fast bikes, complex characters and wacky humour.
In this, the first novel of a trilogy, readers are taken through a journey of reflection and acceptance which spans over two timelines. The idea is to tie in a future timeline, which reflects the struggle of rehabilitation with a past setting that exposes readers to the main characters history.
The novel is set predominantly in Africa yet has universal appeal as the plot takes on richly rendered excursions between to the Old World and other parts of the New. Readers will find it to be an interesting bilingual read—since it reflects on different languages-- which is a feature that adds to rather than detracts from the overall theme.
My Addiction; My Gift – My Curse allows the reader to escape into a completely new world.
It touches on familiar experiences within any woman’s life and unravels in a fictional setting that ties in with actual occurrences and historical figures.
Copyright © 2011 Nadine Cloete