The story had a great concept, but there were so many unanswered questions in this story for me, too many important things unexplained while I knew what every patron in every business was wearing. The overly detailed descriptions of things/people/places that didn't matter really detracted from the story for me. Also, I never connected with the protagonist, and didn't really see any redeemable qualities there. The whole story felt disjointed to me. Maybe it's due to a cultural disconnect, my own non-familiarity with South African culture.