Stepping Out

Book jacket for Stepping OutHarold Cummings has led a good life – honest, cautious, prudent.  Now retired, financially secure and terminally bored, he asks himself – where are my rewards?

When his wife Millie is called away for a few days Harold slowly begins to unravel.  Starting with small incidents of risky and uncharacteristic behaviour, he quickly spirals into a no-holds-barred encounter with the seamy underworld of the city he calls home. Harold careens shockingly and comically into a world without handrails, one that he finds terrifying but strangely compelling. As he is drawn into the ambit of a young hooker and her child, and into encounters with drug dealers and a violent pimp, Harold is forced to confront his demons head on.  He must find the means to reverse his slide into self-destruction and rediscover grace in the choices he has made.

By turns funny, sad, chilling and provocative, Stepping Out continues the dark and humorous intellectual explorations of Sidley’s acclaimed debut novel, Entanglement.


  • TITLE: Stepping Out
  • AUTHOR: Steven Boykey Sidley
  • ISBN: 9781770102859
  • PAGES: 234 pages
  • FORMAT: 235mm x 155mm
  • PUBLICATION DATE: February 2013
  • PUBLISHER: Picador Africa


  • TITLE: Stepping Out
  • AUTHOR: Steven Boykey Sidley
  • e.BOOK ISBN / EAN: 9781770102866
  • PUBLISHED DATE: February 2013
  • PUBLISHER: Picador Africa

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