SA Fiction

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  • The Enumerations – Máire Fisher

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    R280.00

    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.

  • The Fetch by Finuala Dowling

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    R220.00

    Dowling, previous author of What Poets Need and Flyleaf among others, is one of my favourite South African writers. In a country where politics is such a prevalent issue, it’s sometimes refreshing to read a story that steers clear of this topic. The story is set in Slangkop, a small community near Kommetjie. Nina, a librarian and hopeless romantic, falls in love with Chas, a flamboyant and glamorous copywriter and notorious party-thrower. William, scientist and eccentric, harbours secret feelings for Nina. Over time Nina discovers that her assumptions were misguided. The combination of Dowling’s beautiful writing, subtle yet incisive wit and her focus on nuance of character is what makes her books such a delight.

  • The Longest March – Fred Khumalo

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    R230.00

    Set during an incredible event in South African history, The Longest March is a tale of heady determination, and a tribute to the perseverance and courage of ordinary men and women when faced with extraordinary circumstances.

  • The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

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    R210.00

    This is a crime story with a twist. A serial killer in 1930s Chicago discovers an old abandoned house that allows its inhabitants to travel through time.

  • Thirteen Hours – Deon Meyer

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    R220.00

    They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn’t dare trust anyone – except her father, back home in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that to protect their country’s image, they must find Rachel’s hiding place before the killers.

  • Title: The Whale Caller – Zakes Mda

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    R170.00

    The Whale Caller, in tattered tuxedo, spends his days on the cliffs of the small coastal town of Hermanus blowing his kelp horn to the whales that visit in the summer months. In particular, he blows for Sharisha, a southern right whale who always responds to his call.

  • Weeping Waters – Karin Brynard

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    R220.00

    This is the translation of the very successful Afrikaans book, Plaasmoord, and what a great thriller it is! Detective Albertus Beeselaar, beleaguered by his own demons, has been transferred to a small town in the Kalahari from Jo’burg’s Murder and Robbery Squad. The book opens with the horrific murder of artist Freddie Swarts and her adopted daughter on their farm. There has been a spate of stock thefts and a couple of related murders already and neighbouring farmers are afraid and hostile in increasingly difficult circumstances. This is further fuelled by land-ownership issues. Freddie’s journalist sister arrives to try and understand the reason behind her senseless murder, and Beselaar flails around in a situation where everyone is a suspect. Brynard steadily builds the tension in this intelligent and well-plotted story. I only hope there is going to a translation of Onse Vaders too…

  • Zoo City – Lauren Beukes

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    R150.00

    Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things. To save herself, she has to find the hardest thing of all…the truth. Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent for finding lost things. But when a client turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job – missing persons

  • Weeping Waters — Karin Brynard

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    R235.00

    This is the translation of the very successful Afrikaans book, Plaasmoord, and what a great thriller it is! Albertus Beeselaar, beleaguered by his own demons, has been transferred to a small town in the Kalahari from Jo’burg’s Murder and Robbery Squad.