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Small Moving Parts

Wherever she began, numbers were stories. A man was 1. Which meant In the Beginning. It meant The One and Only. And One of a Kind…

A woman was 3. Curved. Curvaceous. But in Halley’s family, their mother became The One. The one raised finger and the only firm footing.

In between were the children, 2. Halley, and Jen. Daddy was gone, so he was 0.

Small Moving Parts is a powerful and imaginative narrative that swirls and eddies around a Durban family and their neighbours living in a block of flats close to the busy docks.

Halley is a smart girl growing up poor in Durban, close to the bustling docks. Trying to make ends meet is her mother, Nora, who pares herself to the bone to provide. Halley’s sister is bored of everything, but she’s not a regular girl anyway, she’s a princess.

Halley finds a way to live that’s more than making do. She finds that a little love and imagination can take you pretty far, and that they certainly help to hold the curious bits and pieces together. It’s an unusual package, but what more, she wonders, could anyone want from life, or from a long, lovely story?

Small Moving Parts is a tale of bad choices, hard work, happiness and happenstance.

ISBN-13: 9780795702860
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