An English translation of Diepe Grond

Reza de Wet

Titled a “black comedy” - Run to Ground is better described as a psychological thriller. It has some acute moments of tension as we follow the dark and unhinged passage of the sexually-frustrated Sussie who has influenced and manipulated her younger brother Frikkie to such an extent that his mind is just as confused as hers. Between them they create a diabolical pair, utterly dependent on each other and prepared to sink – joyously! – to any depths to stop anyone altering their continued unnatural and bizarre way of life.