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Nineveh

ISBN 
9781415201367
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
August 2011
About the book: 

There's an out-of-control swarm of insects hampering the completion of Nineveh, a luxury estate outside Cape Town. 

When Katya Grubbs, proprietor of Painless Pest Relocations, is called in, she discovers far more to exorcise than the mysterious infestation. Her own past returns to torment her in the form of her unruly father and the chaos he creates. 

With Nineveh crumbling around her, Katya is forced to question her own place in a rapidly changing world.

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About the Author
Henrietta Rose-Innes is the author of the novels Shark’s Egg, The Rock Alphabet and Nineveh, and the short-story collection Homing. She was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award in 2007 and won the Caine Prize for African Writing the following year. Her novel Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times  Fiction Prize and an M-Net Literary Award.

Her short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and her work has been translated into several languages. In 2015, the French translation of Nineveh won the François Sommer Literary Prize. She divides her time between Cape Town and Norwich, where she is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.


Photo credit: Christine Fourie

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