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Theo & Flora

ISBN 
9781415210192
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R250.00
Published 
September 2018
About the book: 
When stalled novelist Charlie Wasserman’s investment-banker wife divorces him, he finds among her belongings a box of letters. Written between 1940 and 1944, the letters reveal a love affair between her grandfather, Theo, a forty-something lawyer at the time, and Flora, a much younger journalist.
 
Even though Wasserman’s ex-wife has her lawyers instruct him to destroy the letters, an idea for a new book – a novel that could rekindle his career – is sparked.
 
As Wasserman’s preoccupation with the story of Theo and Flora grows, their lives unfurl in a symphony of brilliant detail against the backdrop of 1940s Cape Town and the war in Europe. In finely crafted prose full of wit and poignancy, 
 
Theo & Flora  showcases the skill of one of South Africa’s great contemporary novelists.
 
Read an extract  from Theo & Flora .
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About the Author

Mark Winkler is the author of the critically acclaimed novels An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything), Wasted, which was longlisted for the 2016 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, and The Safest Place You Know.

His short story When I Came Home  was shortlisted for the 2016 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Ink  was awarded third place in the 2016 Short Story Africa competition.

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