I now move to Dalkey Archive they bring out a lot of books in translation. This is from the Afrikaans writer Ingrid WInterbach , she has also published books under the pseudonym Lettie Viljoen. This book follows a lexicographer who has moved to Durban to do a book on lost Afrikaan words. On her arrival, her home is broken into and collection shells she has spent a lifetime putting together are gone the police don’t seem bothered so she sets out to investigate her self the book deals with love, loss, and obsession it says. Have you read it

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 00:22:03

    No, but I think I want to. Funny, smart and mischievous sounds good to me…
    Off to see where I can get a copy that doesn’t break the bank….


  2. roughghosts
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 01:00:11

    I haven’t read this one yet but I have read Winterbach’s The Elusive Moth and have several others waiting. This book is from Open Letter though. They’ve published three of her titles.


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