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This Storm (Paperback): James Ellroy This Storm (Paperback)
James Ellroy 1
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The second novel in Ellroy's second 'L.A. Quartet', which began with the publication of Perfidia in 2014.

January, 1942. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist, exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

L.A., 1942. Homefront madness ascendant. Early-wartime inferno – This Storm is James Ellroy’s most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes.

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All (Paperback): Jonas Jonasson Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All (Paperback)
Jonas Jonasson 3
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The bestselling novel from the author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START AGAIN. AND AGAIN. It's always awkward when five thousand kronor goes missing. When it happens at a certain grotty hotel in south Stockholm, it's particularly awkward because the money belongs to the hitman currently staying in room seven. Per Persson, the hotel receptionist, just wants to mind his own business, and preferably not get murdered. Johanna Kjellander, temporarily resident in room eight, is a priest without a vocation, and, as of last week, without a parish. But right now she has two things at her disposal: an envelope containing five thousand kronor, and an excellent idea . . . Featuring one violent killer, two shrewd business brains and many crates of Moldovan red wine, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is an outrageously zany story with as many laughs as Jonasson's multimillion-copy bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. `Enormous fun' The Times `A thrilling ride' Financial Times

Where The Crawdads Sing (Hardcover): Delia Owens Where The Crawdads Sing (Hardcover)
Delia Owens 1
R359 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R99 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where The Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The Last Sentence (Paperback): Tumelo Buthelezi The Last Sentence (Paperback)
Tumelo Buthelezi
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Bandile Ndala is a once-successful scriptwriter who now struggles with substance abuse, anxiety and depression as he starts to lose his tenuous grip on reality.

His career has stagnated with the rejection of his literary work and life at home with his family is under strain. His life starts to descend into a living nightmare, literally. Bandile is desperately searching for inspiration so he can make a much-needed comeback. When Bandile finds himself in room 28 at the Cariba Inn with a sultry temptress he wonders whether he has gone crazy. Has the formerly brilliant writer who churned out hit TV show after hit TV show lost his mind? Is he on drugs? Or is it all in something he ate at a dinner a few years back…?

Buthelezi takes us through the inner workings of Bandile’s mind as he thinks about his writing and battles with the possibility of not producing something meaningful, ever. The Last Sentence introduces us to a remarkable literary talent. Tumelo Buthelezi is an exceptional storyteller.

Nervous Conditions (Paperback): Tsitsi Dangarembga Nervous Conditions (Paperback)
Tsitsi Dangarembga 1
R209 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R48 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women s rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the nervousness of the postcolonial conditions that bedevil us still. In Tambu and the women of her family, we African women see ourselves, whether at home or displaced, doing daily battle with our changing world with a mixture of tenacity, bewilderment and grace.

Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch (Paperback): Eva Mazza Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch (Paperback)
Eva Mazza 6
R240 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R49 (20%) In stock

Based on true events, Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch uncovers what really goes on behind closed doors in the seemingly up-standing community of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s wealthiest small towns, where 3,400 dollar millionaires live (before they invested in Steinhoff shares). Written as fiction to protect the innocent, the book exposes the explosive dark truths of the Winelands’ elite.

All is revealed through the eyes of stay at home mom, 49-year-old Jen, who is the wife of John, a renowned wine farmer and businessman. Jen, like many of her privileged friends, lives a charmed life provided by her husband, in exchange for conjugal sex and obligatory wifely gratitude. When Jen stumbles upon her playboy husband in a compromising position with his sexy employee, things fall apart. Jen is forced to choose between leaving her marriage, jeopardising her standing and stability in the community or turning a blind eye to his infidelity. The book follows Jen’s passage to self-discovery and self-fulfillment, while other characters’ perspectives move the story forward as each is privy to (and eventually reveals) at least one ‘truth’ or ‘lie’ which Jen must face.

Jen’s exposition of her husband’s infidelity inadvertently mirrors the underbelly of the patriarchal and often duplicitous community of the seemingly perfect Stellenbosch. Led by prominent wine farmers, international businessmen and renowned academics, business and private interests, even if ethically compromised, are staunchly guarded. The unfolding chapters irreverently explore both the emotional growth of the protagonist, Jen, as well as the moral ambiguities of the other players in the book.

When Morning Comes (Paperback): Arushi Raina When Morning Comes (Paperback)
Arushi Raina
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It’s 1976 in South Africa. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto – Zanele, a black female student organiser, Mina, of South Asian background working at her father’s shop, Jack, an Oxford-bound white student, and Thabo, a tsotsi – this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.

In the black township of Soweto, Zanele, who also works as a nightclub singer, is plotting against the apartheid government. The police can’t know. Her mother and sister can’t know. No one can know. On the affluent white side of town, Jack Craven plans to spend the last days of his break before university burning miles on his beat-up Mustang, and crashing other people’s parties. Their chance meeting changes everything.

Already a chain of events are in motion: a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a powerful police agent with a vendetta, and a secret network of students across the township. The students will rise. And there will be violence when morning comes.

Introducing readers to a remarkable young literary talent, When Morning Comes offers an impeccably researched and vivid snapshot of South African society on the eve of the uprising that changed it forever.

Sweet Medicine (Paperback): Panashe Chigumadzi Sweet Medicine (Paperback)
Panashe Chigumadzi
R405 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R49 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic woes in 2008.

Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future. She does well at her mission boarding school, and goes on to obtain a scholarship to attend university, but the change in the economic situation in Zimbabwe destroys the old system where hard work and a degree guaranteed a good life. Out of university, Tsitsi finds herself in a position much lower than she had set her sights on, working as a clerk in the office of the local politician, Zvobgo. With a salary that barely provides her a means to survive, she finds herself increasingly compromising her Christian values to negotiate ways to get ahead.

Sweet Medicine is a thorough and evocative attempt at grappling with a variety of important issues in the postcolonial context: Tradition and modernity; feminism and patriarchy; spiritual and political freedoms and responsibilities; poverty and desperation; and wealth and abundance.

The Printmaker (Hardcover): Bronwyn Law-Viljoen The Printmaker (Hardcover)
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When a reclusive printmaker dies, his friend inherits the thousands of etchings and drawings he has stored in his house over the years. Overwhelmed by the task of sorting and exhibiting this work, she seeks the advice of a curator.

What compulsion drove the printmaker to make art for four decades, and why did he so seldom show his prints? When the curator discovers a single, sealed box addressed to a man in Zimbabwe, she feels compelled to go in search of him to present him with the package, hoping to find an answer to the enigma of the printmaker's solitary life.

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s subtle and sophisticated novel reflects on one man’s obsessive need to make meaning through images and to find, in art, the traces of love and friendship.

Die Derde Spoel (Afrikaans, Paperback): S.J. Naude Die Derde Spoel (Afrikaans, Paperback)
S.J. Naude
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Wenner van die Hertzogprys vir Fiksie vanaf die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

Etienne is twee-en-twintig en studeer filmkuns in London nadat hy uit Suid- Afrika gevlug het om diensplig te vermy. Dit is 1986, die tyd van Thatcher, optogte teen apartheid, en Vigs, maar ook van eksperimentele kuns, postpunk en die Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Etienne raak verlief op ’n Duitse kunstenaar in hierdie skadustad waar mense in bouvallige kunstenaarskommunes woon.

In Londen kom Etienne af op die eerste van drie filmspoele wat tydens die dertigerjare in Duitsland verfilm is. Etienne begin na die verlore spoele soek, ’n soektog wat ’n obsessie word wanneer sy geliefde vermis raak in Berlyn. Terwyl Etienne die gevaarlike ruimtes weerskante van die Muur navigeer, begin die verhaal van ’n groepie Joodse filmmakers in Nazi-Duitsland vorm aanneem.

Etienne word egter teruggeruk na die hede en na Suid-Afrika, maar sy soektog na die vermiste film duur voort.

Argitektuur, kinematografie, seks, musiek, siekte, verlies en liefde deurweek SJ Naudé se kosmopolitaanse en roerende Die Derde Spoel, waarmee hy nuwe grond vir die roman in Afrikaans breek.

Dead To Me (Paperback): Lesley Pearse Dead To Me (Paperback)
Lesley Pearse 9
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A compelling new story from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there's an instant affinity between them, and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they face.

As Britain prepares for war, Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Verity is forced to leave behind everything she has ever known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning. But through it all, the girls are always there for each other. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart.

In a country torn apart by fighting, will Verity and Ruby survive long enough to find a way back to each other? Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave ...?

The Secret Commonwealth - The Book Of Dust: Book 2 (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Secret Commonwealth - The Book Of Dust: Book 2 (Paperback)
Philip Pullman; Illustrated by Christopher Wormell 1
R290 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R80 (28%) In stock

It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.

It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materialssequence.

Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .

The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right.

Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.

The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers.

Between Sisters (Paperback): Kristin Hannah Between Sisters (Paperback)
Kristin Hannah
R285 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R132 (46%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in intimacy—until she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades.

Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

True Colours (Paperback, New edition of 2010 book): Kristin Hannah True Colours (Paperback, New edition of 2010 book)
Kristin Hannah
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A re-jacketed updated of Kristin Hannah's 2010 bestselling release.

The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago.

Their stern, unyielding father gave them almost no attention. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight dreamer, she never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that had been in her family for three generations. Aurora, the middle, is the peacemaker. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the undisputed star of the family. Everything comes easily to Vivi Ann, her father's love most of all. But when Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters.

They will be pitted against each other in ways none could have imagined. Secrets will be revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both the family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's True Colours is a novel about sisters, vengeance, jealousy, betrayal―and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

Stralerjakkers (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon van Nierop Stralerjakkers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leon van Nierop
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Stralerjakkers was ’n radioverhaal-fenomeen wat daagliks ’n halfmiljoen mense vasgevang gehou het, en ’n magdom navrae het Leon van Nierop laat besluit om dit tot roman te verwerk. Rykmanseun Tiaan Reyneke, pas vrygelaat ná twee onskuldige jaar agter tralies, neem sy intrek by sopkombuis-tannie Girly Lubbe se losieshuis in Newlands, Johannesburg. Daar tuimel ou familiegeheime en geraamtes uit die kas wanneer twee uiteenlopende wêrelde bots. ’n Verhaal propvol drama, hartstog en humor.

Hans Steek die Rubicon Oor (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rudie van Rensburg Hans Steek die Rubicon Oor (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rudie van Rensburg
R230 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R55 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Hans loop op 90 nié met ’n loopring nie. Sy orige kinders maneuvreer hom vanuit hul tuistes oorsee uit sy lekker ou huis en in Huis Madeliefie in, maar Hans skop nog kliphard, en gou lei hy ’n ouetehuisopstand teen die onhoudbaar drakoniese matrone. Dis daggakoekies, ontkleedansers en vet sports net waar jy kyk in hierdie hoogs komiese roman oor oudword op eie terme.

Shadow Play (Paperback): Gerald Kraak Shadow Play (Paperback)
Gerald Kraak; Continued by Alison Lowry
R245 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R50 (20%) In stock

Shadow Play is a powerful novel of subterfuge, betrayal, risk and deep bonds of friendship formed during a time of struggle and pain while a new nation, determined to rise, faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

When confronted with his call-up papers for the apartheid army, with his fellow student activists either scattered or in jail, Matthew chooses exile in Europe. In Amsterdam, he reconnects with his friend Oliver, who is studying music there. As he falls into a different rhythm of life, as contented as he is in a loving relationship and a job in a music store, the pull of his homeland never leaves him. When he receives an unexpected call from a former activist comrade, he makes a decision that will put at risk everything he has built in his new life. And when he meets Mandla for the first time, he knows there will be no going back.

For Matthew, the reality of living as a refugee and an immigrant in Europe begins to intrude and with it a new and sometimes disquieting understanding of protest politics and the liberal ideal. For Mandla, directions to a liberated country that were once clear to him and untainted by self-interest and the seduction of power, become blurred at times and increasingly uncomfortable. Both men have to search deep in their hearts when they are asked to make choices that challenge them morally, personally and politically.

(Author Gerald Kraak passed away in 2014. Kraak was in the process of writing Shadow Play when he died, leaving an unfinished draft in the care of his literary executor with the novel evenutally being completed by Alison Lowry).

Crazy Rich Asians - Crazy Rich Asians: Book 1 (Paperback): Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians - Crazy Rich Asians: Book 1 (Paperback)
Kevin Kwan 2
R180 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.

On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Kainsmerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Annelie Botes Kainsmerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Annelie Botes
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Kainsmerk is ’n versameling stories wat meestal as kortverhale en vervolgverhale in tyd- skrifte verskyn het. In hierdie verhale vertel Annelie Botes van mense wat as brose wesens dikwels ’n teken van vervloeking (Kainsmerk) in hul siele ronddra wat hulle vir die wêreld wil verberg. Lesers maak kennis met verskeie karakters wat telkens op die Damaskuspad beland as gevolg van die seerkry wat hulle ervaar.

’n Boervrou se ouderlingman verrinneweer haar en sy begin drink, en droom van die dag dat sy haar man se lyk in die put op die werf afgooi. ’n Ander boervrou bou ’n padstal en werk haar tot eelte, terwyl sy haar man afskeep. Totdat sy op ’n dag tydens ’n vloed op die dak van die padstal vasgekeer word.

Nog ’n plaasvrou het geen behae in haar huwelik nie. Een nag beleef sy en haar man ’n plaasaanval en is hulle nét op mekaar aangewese. ’n Vrou wat tronkstraf uitgedien het vir diefstal, beland as huishoudster by ’n hoogaangeskrewe man met ’n rare obsessie. ’n Mevrou- dominee gaan soek rus en heling in ’n grot op haar geboorteplaas.

Hierdie is maar enkele van die karakters waarmee Botes Suid-Afrikaanse tydskriflesers deur die jare meegevoer het. Nou word dié juwele vir die eerste keer byeengebring in een band. As spesiale bonus is die immergewilde “Duiwelsbrood”, wat geruime tyd reeds uit druk is, ook in Kainsmerk opgeneem.

American Gods - TV Tie-in (Paperback): Neil Gaiman American Gods - TV Tie-in (Paperback)
Neil Gaiman 1
R254 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R70 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

American Gods, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life in the coolest major TV show of 2017. A roaring success at the recent SXSW festival, the series stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break...

The war has already begun, an epic struggle for the very soul of America, and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

Lilac Girls (Hardcover): Martha Hall Kelly Lilac Girls (Hardcover)
Martha Hall Kelly 1
R480 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R145 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted a remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. It is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages.

Coconut (Paperback): Kopano Matlwa Coconut (Paperback)
Kopano Matlwa 3
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An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities.

The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected.

These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa.

The Rights Of Desire (Paperback, New Ed): Andre Brink The Rights Of Desire (Paperback, New Ed)
Andre Brink 3
R295 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R63 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Ruben Olivier leads an isolated existence in a Cape Town suburb. His wife has died, one of his sons has settled in Australia, and the other wants to emigrate to Canada. The only constants in Ruben's life are the old family home, the ghost of a seventeenth-century slave girl who haunts it, and Magrieta, the elderly housekeeper who comes in to look after him. When Ruben's neighbor and best friend is brutally murdered by marauding gangs, the subtle yet pervasive threat of violence hovering over life in Cape Town becomes frighteningly real.

All agree that taking in a boarder might be a good idea, and Ruben is pleasantly surprised when young Tessa Butler walks in out of the rain one Saturday night. She restores passion and intrigue to his life, but he has little time to enjoy the infatuation, for soon Ruben finds himself in a web of deceptions, manipulations, disappearances, and lies.

This extraordinary novel is at once a rich story of enigmatic characters and a boldly disquieting meditation on the attempt to build a future of hope and promise from the legacy of the past.

Bare (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Jackie Phamotse Bare (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jackie Phamotse
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Treasure is a naïve dreamer tossed into this unforgiving reality. Intent on supporting herself, she walks out of her dysfunctional family home in Westonaria and straight into the greedy heart of Jo’burg, disguised as the city of gold and black diamonds, to chase the illusion of fame and a happy ending.

But living a life of luxury in a society of artificial human beings comes at a hefty price. She is wooed by a wealthy man who grooms her into a power-hungry machine... but is the pleasure worth the pain and endless sacrifices? What can she offer a man who has everything but a soul? As her life crumbles around her, can Treasure alter her fate before it’s too late?

This inspirational novel is for all those who see one side to life; it's time to open your eyes to both sides of the coin.

Dead To Me (Paperback): Lesley Pearse Dead To Me (Paperback)
Lesley Pearse 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there's an instant affinity between them, and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardships they face.

As Britain prepares for war, Ruby finds herself in Devon with the world at her feet and enjoying her first taste of romance. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Verity is forced to leave behind everything she has ever known and a shadow from the past threatens her chances of a new beginning. But through it all, the girls are always there for each other. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart.

In a country torn apart by fighting, will Verity and Ruby survive long enough to find a way back to each other? Or do some betrayals go with you to the grave ...?

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