BOOK SA recently ran two excerpts of Lily Herne’s breakthrough youth novel, Deadlands. But what are the Deadlands and who is its mysterious author?
Imagine a Cape Town without morning traffic, car guards and that noxious smog cloud hovering above the city centre like the alien spaceship in District 9. Imagine the silence, save for the occasional squawk of a crow, or hum of the cicadas. It would be perfect if it wasn’t completely overrun by the walking dead.