A mall is a safe place, right? Crowds of shoppers looking, buying, coveting, envying. A small town, really. What if this concentration of consumerism had the power to bring a surreal and grotesque exaggeration of itself into being. This is the premise of The Mall.
Greenberg’s Home Away, published in 2010 by Zebra Press, is a fascinating book, which details the experiences of twenty-four South Africans, its immigrants and emigrants, in a foreign city for 24 hours. What do you do in a day in a strange land?