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You Lost Me | CPT

Event Date 
01 March 2017
Alliance Française du Cap


Penguin Random House SA and Alliance Française du Cap invite you to join us for the launch of You Lost Me  by Marita van der Vyver:

Marita will be in conversation with Nancy Richards

Date:  Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Time:  18:00  for 18:30

Venue:  Alliance Française du Cap

Address:  155 Loop Street, Cape Town

RSVP:  Nyiko Mthembi on  by Monday, 27 February 2017



Willem Prins wanders the streets of Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he showed great promise as a South African writer of distinction, but years of disappointment have left their mark. Drowning himself in the Seine may well be the only option left to drive up his book sales.
His reason for being in Paris – the French translation of an erotic novel he wrote under a pseudonym – is not exactly something to be proud of. He is no stranger to Paris. An ex-wife of his (one of three) lives in the city with his eldest son, a young man who barely knows his father.
Willem finds an unlikely companion in Jackie, a young South African working as an au pair in the city, a woman old enough to be his daughter. Together, the two of them will face the chaos of the terror attacks on Friday the thirteenth in Paris.
You Lost Me  is bestselling author Marita van der Vyver’s thirteenth novel, a story about life’s thunder clouds and the bonds between us that offer shelter. It is a tale of disillusionment and loss, told with warmth and wicked humour.