A LIBRARY TO FLEE, translated by Henrietta Rose-Innes

: van Heerden (E.)

R 385.00
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655pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2022


First published in Afrikaans in 2019 as Die biblioteek aan die einde van die wêreld.

In a careless moment lawyer Ian Brand sends out a tweet that irrevocably changes his life. Thuli Khumalo, Fallist leader on a campus that reeks of teargas and petrol, must choose between betraying her father and forsaking her principles. Snaar Windvogel, once the little violin girl of Matjiesfontein, is now in transition under the knife of plastic surgeon Piekenier Leqluerck; and the mysterious Cape Town crossbow killer is ready to strike again ...

Etienne van Heerden is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town and the founding editor of LitNet. His other novels include Toorberg (WA Hofmeyr Award, ATKV Prize, CNA Literary Award, Hertzog Prize), Die Swye van Mario Salviati (M-Net Literary Award), Casspirs en Campari’s (Rapport Prize), In Stede van die Liefde (WA Hofmeyr Prize, ATKV Prize), 30 Nagte in Amsterdam (M-Net Literary Award, WA Hofmeyr Award, UJ Prize, Hertzog Prize) and Die Wêreld van Charlie Oeng (ATKV Prose Prize.