“This day is no more significant than the one before, or the one before that. Little progress, if any, seems to be made. Yet, I keep trying, pushing, as if working towards something, even if that something cannot be named.”
Loss has left Ella Spinner alone to care for her husband, Bart, who suffers from clinical depression. Their days now echo the tides: any progress made, rolls back. Yet Ella keeps pushing against the monotony. Set in Mossel Bay, Ella’s day begins like any other. But on this day the minutes begin to crack allowing change to filter through. As we cheer on her tenacity, we’re left asking ourselves what motivates anyone to try again.
“A searing and sensitive exploration of grief and loss, This Day held me in its thrall in one sitting and will haunt me for a long time. The writing is pitch-perfect, beautifully crafted, and full of acute and witty observations.” – Sarah Lotz, author of The Three, Pompidou Posse, Exhibit A, Tooth and Nailed
“A poignant exploration of the ways we deal with loss.” – Rachel Zadok, author of Gem Squash Tokoloshe and Sister-Sister