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The Woman of the Stone Sea

ISBN 
9781415209387
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R265.00
Published 
March 2019
About the book: 
The woman Hendrik finds injured on a deserted beach is unlike anything this West Coast fisherman has ever pulled from the ocean. Where her legs should be, there’s a fishtail. Could this be one of the water maidens his wife Rebekkah spoke about before she walked into the sea, never to be seen again? Or is she the fish woman that the old isiXhosa people in the Transkei call ‘mamlambo’?
 
As the strange being takes up residence in Hendrik’s home, nothing is as it seems.
 
Whether he’s dealing with a figment of his grief, or a puzzle that will solve Rebekkah’s disappearance, Hendrik soon realises that the line between the so-called magical and the real is very fine.
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About the Author
Meg Vandermerwe was born in South Africa in 1978 and raised and educated in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. She holds degrees from the universities of Oxford, Sussex, and East Anglia.
 
Zebra Crossing  was written as a part of her PhD at the University of Lancaster. After twenty-two years of living abroad, she returned to Cape Town in 2008. She lectures Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of the Western Cape, where her responsibilities include UWC Creates, the first multilingual Creative Writing programme in South African higher education. A collection of her short stories, This Place I Call Home,  was published in 2010.

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