Strelitzia (Lizzie) Sunshine is having something of a mid-life crisis. She has gone through a traumatic divorce. Her husband “Neville-the-ex” ran off with the slutty dog trainer. Angry and disillusioned with life and love she leaves her home in the big city and decides to settle in a small rural town in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.
It is a country known for its complicated racial divides and diverse social tapestry. Here she is expecting life to become calmer and simplified. This has not quite worked out.
In this hilarious and sassy diary-style novel, Strelitzia documents the challenges of being a single mother, testing the world of online dating and trying to immerse herself into the local culture.