Forums Club Ed Book Club Black Leopard, Red Wolf discussion Reply To: Black Leopard, Red Wolf discussion

Jake Nicholls

Yes, I think you’re right that there’s a deliberate distance between Tracker and the reader. I think this is in part because there’s an ongoing theme about storytelling and truth/objectivity—for example, in the two versions of the story Tracker tells about killing and/or severely injuring his father. I also think this could be related to trauma and how Tracker deals with the trauma in his past, by distancing himself from it through storytelling.