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Notes From The Lost Property Department

ISBN 
9781415207444
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R220.00
Published 
August 2015
About the book: 
Iris Langley is forced to take charge when her mother, Grace, has a stroke. This is no easy task: Iris suffers from the lingering effects of a near-fatal fall as a child. The accident turned her mind into a place where a dragon lives: one that roars in her ears and fills her head with smoke.
 
As her mother retreats into dementia, Iris realises that Grace is hiding something – a secret about that fateful day in the mountains that could threaten everything she believes about herself and her family. But with her own memory fragmented, and Grace’s mind in tatters, how can she find the truth?
 
Set against the sombre beauty of the Drakensberg mountains, Bridget Pitt’s powerful new novel takes us into the labyrinthine world of brain injury, and reveals how the strands of guilt, secrecy and devotion that bind mother to daughter may devastate or redeem them.
 
‘The struggle to forget, or not; courage in small things – Bridget Pitt’s new novel has found a voice for wounded memory. It’s a searching voice, evoking from jumbled discards something that perhaps we’ve all lost … but which might still be found.’ – Jeremy Cronin
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About the Author

Bridget Pitt was born in Zimbabwe in 1958. She grew up in Johannesburg, and studied English and psychology at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of three novels, works of non-fiction, short stories and poetry.

Bridget's novel The Unseen Leopard was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize in 2011 and the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Her poetry has been published in The Thinker magazine, and her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, among others. She lives in Cape Town.

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