Vergenoeg is a fictional town. Adele, a charismatic woman of 60, knows the word "cancer" all too well. She is nursed by her adult daughters, the irritatingly responsible San and the unashamedly irreverent Bella. Vergenoeg reminds us of mothers and daughters, present selves and past mistakes and journeys that, in the end, have nothing and everything to do with death. Marita van der Vyver's inimitable combination of humour and heart-break makes this book irrestistible.