French edition now available: Nineve
“With its crisp style, infused with caustic humour, Nineveh places Henrietta Rose-Innes without contest among the most important voices of the new South African literature.” Catherine Simon, Le Monde
Read the full review in Le Monde here.
There’s a swarm of insects hampering the completion of Nineveh, a luxury estate outside Cape Town. Katya Grubbs, proprietor of Painless Pest Relocations, tries to control the mysterious infestation – but with Nineveh crumbling around her, she finds much more than beetles to exorcise.
“Rose-Innes is a pleasure to read – inventive, intelligent and entertaining. She has a gift for precise, revelatory description that remakes familiar things in astonishing ways. In Nineveh, she has created a densely layered, totally absorbing tragicomedy for our anxious time and place.” Ivan Vladislavic
“A gripping, thrilling allegory of a troubled nation, Nineveh is executed with wit, panache, precision and something that I can only call wounded love for the country the author calls her home.” Neel Mukherjee
“Part Gothic, part mystery, all amazing … Nineveh is a contemporary urban fantasy classic … topped off by a genuinely surprising ending that, although it shocked me, couldn’t have been more perfect.” Jared Shurin, Pornokitsch
“Nineveh is a most original novel; its plot is derived from strange and unlikely material yet, in its understated way, it is relentless and perfect.” Jane Rosenthal, Mail & Guardian
“[A] cautionary and penetrating passage into the dark heart of a postcard city.” Jonathan Amid, SLiPnet
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