BASED ON THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, BEST-SELLING SOUTH AFRICAN MEMOIR
The Year Of Facing Fire revolves around the lively and eccentric South African Kriel family: Maja, Lexi, Ross, Drumie and Helena as they struggle to keep Evan, at the heart of the story, alive. Terminally ill at 30 years old, at a time when the world barely knows that AIDS exists, he has been keeping his illness a shameful secret. Conscious, sensitive, terrified and trying to hang onto sanity as his world changes.
But as death draws ever closer it is Evan who leads the family through the fire.
“A triumph! Passionate, intelligent and complex,
this brilliant memoir has made life richer, deeper and wider.”
“The book deftly weaves together death, love
and living through its depth and multi layers.”