Their questions to me were extremely perceptive and made me think about aspects of Dying in New York I'd never thought of before. Like what led Lerato's father to become a cruel, scheming bastard? Or why wasn't he arrested long before? Why did Lerato keep running? And how deeply do you immerse yourself in a character?
We spoke about a whole range of things from mob justice, to pliant mothers and domineering men to the challenge of truly being oneself. It was really wonderful to witness at first hand the women's reaction to the novel - a mix of intense curiosity and a joyous enthusiasm. Come to think of it, that may have been the wine ... Nah!