Even without knowing what a "Karoo boy" is, you can tell by the Technicolor cover of Troy Blacklaws's debut that you're in for sensory overload. It's a riotous vision of 1976 Cape Town, South Africa—the smoking barbecue braai, the car-dodging snoekseller. Blacklaws jumbles child's-eye impressions and invented language, mixing in Afrikaans and Xhosa to... More >>>