There was something going on with Iris and Girlie. Something fishy that I didn't know about. Because it was bound to be fishy if they weren't letting me in on it.' So figures Gran of her daughter and grandchild, confined in their flat - with an unplanned fourth generation expected as well. This ruefully funny novel is about South Africans ruled by governmet 'keeping us backward and clean-living', yet plunged into an unwilling transition.