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She Down There

ISBN 
9781485904458
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R275.00
Published 
February 2020
About the book: 
She is Half-Away Woman. Her name is her destiny: half woman, half sea creature. Down with the octopus she dives. She swims out beyond the waves with the sea lions and the orcas. She rolls with the sea otters in the kelp. She rests in the intertidal – that place which is half sea, half land. When the winter storms break, she shelters on the reefs, deep below the thrashing waves, with the rockfish and the wolf eel. She sees all in the sea. She feels all.
 
The sea has always been in Claire Lutrísque’s blood. Descended from Canada’s native Haida people, she is hurled by tragedy on a southward path, to the warm waters of Mozambique, where she joins the fight to safeguard the region’s coral reefs. Navy diver Klaas Afrikaner first swam into these same waters on a covert military mission. Seven years later, he is languishing as a divemaster in the sleepy coastal town of Tofo. But the shark-fin trade is threatening the only thing that keeps him going. So he too must rise to his calling.
 
A shared love of the ocean and a deep desire to protect it brings these kindred spirits together.
 
Steeped in the myths of the sea, Lynton Francois Burger’s novel is as lyrical as it is exhilarating. Part ecological thriller, part tender love story,  She Down There  is a timely song to the world’s oceans and the creatures living in them.
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About the Author

Lynton Francois Burger has had a lifelong love affair with the sea. As a marine biologist, master diver and award-winning underwater photographer, Lynton writes about a world he knows intimately. He serves as an advisor to ocean-impact ventures in several countries, including the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Lynton is an inducted member of the Ocean Artists Society and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.  She Down There  is his first novel.

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