336pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015
First published in 2012 in Afrikaans as "Die Aanspraak van Lewende Wesens". Translated into English by Michiel Heyns.
A novel about two parallel journeys: a man and a woman in search of the reasons for a brother's and a sister's downfall. The original Afrikaans version of this novel won the M-Net Award, the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, the Hertzog Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize and the Great Afrikaans Novel Prize.
Ingrid Winterbach is also the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize). She is also a well-known artist.