Below Luck Level

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About the Author

Barbara Erasmus is a writer and journalist living in Cape Town. Having grown up in Zimbabwe, she spent twenty-five nomadic years following her husband's career, which sparked an award-winning career in travel writing. Barbara has published three novels in South Africa: Kaleidoscope (Penguin, 2004), nominated for the Commonwealth Best First Novel; Even with Insects (Penguin, 2005); and Below Luck Level (Penguin, 2012). Her crime novel, Chameleon, was published in installments on the blog Crime Beat, which she edited for three years. This is her North American debut.


Praise for Barbara Erasmus and Below Luck Level"A haunting, funny exploration of Alzheimer's disease. Erasmus always surprises and delights." - William Saunderson Meyer, Sunday Times (South Africa)"Harrowing and intensely sad, but Erasmus structures her novel so cleverly and has such a lively, witty style that you never feel bogged down [...] This is one of those rare books that will make you laugh and cry. Highly recommended." - Jane Vorster, YOU Magazine (South Africa)"Barbara Erasmus has achieved something remarkable here. [...] Erasmus's elegant and skilled writing hooks you in from page one [...] The pace is beautifully controlled; there is no wallowing in horrors, though horrors are present." - Margaret Van Klemperer, The Witness (South Africa)"Barbara Erasmus writes with acute perception about human behaviour, dissecting the motivations of her characters with a surgeon's skill. [...] [A] consummate story teller." - Janet Van Eeden, LitNet (South Africa)