Wolf, Wolf

Wolf Wolf How should a man be Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father s wishes He s putting aside childish things starting his first business serving food to the workers in Cape Town H

  • Title: Wolf, Wolf
  • Author: Eben Venter Michiel Heyns
  • ISBN: 9781922247865
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How should a man be Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father s wishes He s putting aside childish things, starting his first business serving food to the workers in Cape Town His Pa is proud.At the same time, Mattie is pulled toward an altogether different version of masculinity, in which oiled and toned bodies cavort for him at the click of a moHow should a man be Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father s wishes He s putting aside childish things, starting his first business serving food to the workers in Cape Town His Pa is proud.At the same time, Mattie is pulled toward an altogether different version of masculinity, in which oiled and toned bodies cavort for him at the click of a mouse His porn addiction threatens his relationship with his boyfriend, Jack, and imperils his inheritance.Pa s days as a swaggering businessman are done, but even as cancer shrivels him, his ancient authority intensifies While the family wrestles with his patrimony, around them a new South Africa moves forward, demanding they confront the challenges of the future as well as the past.

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  • Wolf, Wolf is a lengthy, somewhat convoluted, but highly rewarding story. In simple terms it's about a South African man in his thirties - Mattheüs Duiker - and his relationship with his dying father, Benjamin. But it's incredibly dense and frequently strays away from that. It's full of tension, which has no discernible source, and constantly seems to be moving towards a shock that never quite comes. This isn't to say it is in any way disappointing, but it can be an uncomfortable read in an unc [...]


  • Sjoe! Glad nie wat ek verwag het nie. Vir een of ander rede het ek gedink dis 'n who-dunnit, alhoewel dit duidelik roman op die voorblad se. Ongelooflik mooi geskryf, maar baie ongemaklik. Eben Venter kry dit reg om elke karakter se beste en slegste trekke vir ons te wys. Ons kan dan ook sien hoe mense en verhoudings oor tyd verander. As jy 'n boek wil lees oor regte mense met regte issues is hierdie vir jou. As jy 'n sensitiewe kyker is bly eerder weg. Ek dink ek sal definitief weer een van sy [...]


  • Mattheus Duiker se pa is sterwend aan kanker, en Mattheus versorg hom tot aan die einde. Tydens hierdie proses bedink pa en seun albei hulle ingewikkelde verhouding. Benjamin is nogal ouskool, en sou verkies het dat sy seun sy besigheid, Duiker's Motors, by hom sou oorneem. Mattheus se belangstellings is egter elders. Hy het verkies om vier jaar lank oorsee te gaan swerf. Sy pa voel dat sy seun nog niks in die lewe vermag het nie; wanneer Mattheus dan besluit om 'n besigheid te begin met voedsam [...]


  • I selected Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter to read in order to satisfy a reading challenge requirement, but my curiosity was piqued by the premise and some flattering reviews, Cape Times named it one of the 10 best books of 2013 and it was shortlisted for the 2014 Sunday Times (South Africa) prize.The narrative of Wolf, Wolf shifts between the perspectives of Benjamin, Mattie and Mattie's boyfriend Jack, a school teacher at a private school. It a story about manhood, love, family and legacy - not only [...]


  • There are books that transcend the idea of ‘reading’. The words drip into your eyes, black wisps of inky smoke forging with your memory, nesting somewhere inside of you. To haunt, to enthral, to call you back to them.Wolf, Wolf is, without a doubt, the kind of book that does this. It makes you uncomfortable, it makes you hopeful, it teases you with promises of deliverance that you just know aren’t going to happen.We follow the lives of Mattheüs Duiker and his dying father, Benjamin, in th [...]


  • It was tough to start off with and I wanted to give up at about 1/4 into the book, but then some face book friends said " just continue" and anyway it was our book to read for our book club at the library and wow was I wowed by the language the imagery and the description of relationships. I read it in Afrikaans and apparently it does seems harsher reading the book in Afrikaans. We had a lively discussion this morning and all agreed that it was indeed a great read with lots of food for thought. [...]


  • Thirty-something Mattheus Duiker exists in an extended adolescence, with four years overseas financed by his father and dreams of opening a takeaway serving healthy food to the ordinary workers of Cape Town. As he nurses his father through his final months of cancer, Mattie looks forward to the day when the four-bedroom house, in an area patrolled by security guards round the clock, will be his and, perhaps, his boyfriend Jack’s.Full review annegoodwin.weebly/annecdo



  • This book came highly recommended by The Guardian, and JM Coetzee declared himself "deeply impressed" by this "outstanding novel". I couldn't get into it at all - it's slow, and almost every character lacks charm and much more besides. It's maybe the point that you're not supposed to empathise with white South Africans gradually losing a grip on their wealth and what they've always supposed to be their entitlements, but getting across that loss is a painful drag through 260 pages. Pa is the form [...]


  • Anxiety over the “right” way to be a man is something many men face. Pressure is frequently placed upon men to continue a legacy for the family by taking on the father’s business and creating progeny to carry on the family name and bloodline. This is something that the central character of Mattie in “Wolf, Wolf” by Eben Venter has refused to do. Rather than joining his father’s successful motorcar business, he’s spent his twenties travelling, engaging in sexual escapades and indulg [...]


  • I found this book really hard going because I couldn't find anything to like about any of the characters, and I really didn't care about the fate of any of them. However, given it was more or less a dare, I kept going long past the time I would ordinarily have given up, until its final shocking conclusion.Essentially, it is the story of a man (Mattheus) caring for his dying father (Benjamin) while juggling his relationship with boyfriend Jack. Deeply religious father trying to come to terms with [...]


  • Mattheüs Duiker versorg sy sterwende pa in hul spoggerige huis in Rondebosch. Hy wag vir Benjamin Duiker om sy laaste asem uit te blaas sodat sy lewe uiteindelik kan begin. Dan kan sy liefling, Jack, by hom intrek wat sy pa nie-oor-sy-dooie-liggaam onder sy dak sal duld nie.Eben Venter skets meesterlik die ingewikkelde verhouding tussen die verstokte pa en sy seun. Hul intieme verhouding, gebore uit wederkerige afhanklikheid, laat jou hoop op volkome versoening. Jou lojaliteit swaai met elke to [...]


  • Notes: I won this one in a Giveaway.This was certainly not a feel good book or an easy read. The story was compelling and the characters interesting. However I struggled with the dense prose which made this book difficult to get through.


  • An unsettling book definitely not a feel-good read. But extremely well-written! Venter's descriptions - especially those of the relationship between Mattheus Duiker and his father Bennie, and of Bennie's slow death - will stay with me.


  • I recently interviewed the author about Wolf, Wolf's English language release, as well as posted a review.


  • A man out of touch with himself and his country - a new take on the trope of white man returns to Africa - definitely worth a read.




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