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The Book of Happenstance (ePub) | General Fiction

Ingrid Winterbach

Human & Rousseau

A remarkable novel by one of the most important Afrikaans writers of our time. The Afrikaans edition, Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat, has already won three major literary awards. Two of the novel’s most important themes are loss and concealment: A woman goes to Durban to assist in an Afrikaans language preservation project. Then her cottage is burgled and her beautiful collection of shells is missing. Her determined search for her shells becomes interwoven with her work and the people she gets to know, especially her new friend, Sof. And in the process she also reflects on her life – her childhood, her family, her lovers before her marriage, her ex-husband, her current lover.

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The Book of Happenstance (ePub) | General Fiction


Author: Ingrid Winterbach
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780798154215
Date Released: 29 August 2008
Price (incl. VAT): R 350.00
Format: ePub, 352pp

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Ingrid Winterbach


Ingrid Gerda Winterbach was born in Johannesburg on 14 February 1948. She matriculated at Florida High School. In 1969 she completed a BA Degree in Fine Arts at...

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