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Book of happenstance, The

Ingrid Winterbach

ISBN:

9780798149297

Epub ISBN:

9780798154215

Publisher:

Human & Rousseau

Date Released:

August 2008

Price (incl. VAT):

R 375.00

Format:

Soft cover, 352pp


About this book:

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