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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.

Purchase on Amazon UK, Amazon France.

Shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the M-Net Literary Award.

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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

Read more reviews here.