Capetonian author Máire Fisher has just released her second title, The Enumerations, after a four-year period following Birdseye in 2014. Noah is seventeen-years-old and suffers from OCD, and the story centres on the repercussions of a schoolyard confrontation during which he breaks the arm of a bully. Forced to attend a treatment centre, Noah has to confront his debilitating condition head-on, and learn skills with which to function successfully in the world. Meanwhile his sister, Maddie, has leaned to be hyper-vigilant and his protector. Their mother, Kate, shoulders the whole the burden of good parenting, while their father is absorbed in his own conflicts and largely emotionally absent. Fisher writes with a sensitive, deft touch, often describing a situation artfully to impart character detail. Beautifully written, thought-provoking and moving.