The writing is very direct, unpitying and to the point (shades of Hemingway?). As the narrator's illusions are dismantled piece by piece we see love turned into a destructive force by intolerance and the terrifying (il)logic of apartheid. What should be celebrated is turned to shame and rejection.
There is much ambiguity in the ending which I won't go into here for fear of spoiling the book. The final line is devasting.
eBook Shadow Game. Michael Power