Magda, a farmer in then colonial South Africa, is jealous of his old father's mistress, who also happens to be the servant Henrik's wife. So Magda writes this journal (this book) in which she lets her mind flow, describes the plans she makes to assasinate the concubine and cries for her frustrated desire of becoming a woman (she's never had a sexual experience being 50-something).
In the midst of this stream of consciousness, she informs us of how she actually killed her father and had sexual encounters with servant Henrik. In the end of the story, she's lost her mind, alone in her home in the middle of nowhere.
This report prepared by Augusto Wong Campos