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You Lost Me

Event Date 
15 March 2017
Alliance Française of Johannesburg


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

Marita will be in conversation with Michele Magwood

  • Date:  Wednesday, 15 March 2017
  • Time:  18:00  for 18:30
  • Venue:  Alliance Française of Johannesburg
  • Address:  17 Lower Park Drive, Corner Kerry Road, Parkview, Johannesburg
  • RSVP:  Nyiko Mthembi on by Monday, 13 March 2017


About the Book:

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.