367pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022
Gina works on a novel about her father. All she knows about him is that he was once engaged to Koringa, a crocodile tamer, and that he is buried in an unmarked grave.
"This novel takes us into 'the cracks and susceptibilities' of the human heart ... a wise and witty authorial voice." Lyndall Gordon, author of Divided Lives, dreams of a mother and daughter
"I am the man who loved The Man Who Loved Crocodile Tamers. I am the man who loved it very much through many smiles and snorts of uncontrolled laughter and occasional tears." John Maytham, CapeTalk radio host
South African poet and writer Finuala Dowling's books include the poetry collections I Flying (winner of the Ingrid Jonker Prize), Doo-wop Girls of the Universe (joint winner of the Sanlam Prize for poetry) and Notes from the Demetia Ward (winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize), and the novels Home-making for the Down-at-heart (winner of the 2012 M-Net Prize and The Fetch (winner of the 2016 Herman Charles Bosman prize for English fiction). She lives in Cape Town.