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Nineveh by [Rose-Innes, Henrietta]
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'Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose. ... A welcome addition to the new South African literature. ---J M Coetzee

'Rose-Innes is a writer almost in the Virginia Woolf mould lateral of mind and poetic in her style of narration.' ---Sunday Times (SA)

'I love Henrietta Rose-Innes' work. With plotlines that are wittily subversive and language that is whippet-lean, it is long overdue for discovery by a wider readership.'---Patrick Gale

'You can read this novel as the story of an unconventional young woman, but you can also dig a little deeper and think about how we decide what, and who, belongs in a particular place. Nineveh is a short novel, but it s full of wit and thoughtfulness and lush descriptions of the South African landscape.' --Emerald Street

'Nineveh is an astonishing modern fable about memory, belonging, and the mysterious forces of nature. It's a joy to have Rose-Innes' work finally released in the UK.' -- Paul MM Cooper, author of River of Ink

'This exquisitely written novel has an unforgettable heroine ... utterly captivating.'--The Lady

'This is a book which whispers (rustles and crackles and pitter-patters, hisses and sweeshes and hums) rather than shouts, but it is entertaining and thought-provoking, an increasingly rare double feat.' --Finding Time to Write

'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

'Henrietta Rose-Innes had me hearing the bugs, smelling the murk and yet seeing the beauty too.' ---Book Stalker

'Lush, liquid atmospheric writing and gritty mischief.' Sainsbury's Magazine
'A fascinating journey of self-discovery.' --A Bookish Type

'Surreal in style and atmosphere, yet grounded in the reality of place and the ever-present threat of insects, this is a quiet but deep look at the ecosystems we create for ourselves as well as those we can't escape. ---Publishers Weekly

'A persuasive, witty exploration of a tough and unconventional young woman and a consistently lively account of the entanglements of cultural politics, class, and architecture in contemporary South Africa. ---Kirkus Reviews

'Nineveh blends an intriguing plot of the uncanny with moving questions of family and memory.' --Charlotte Sleigh, author of Ant


"Relentless and perfect." - Mail & Guardian
"What a delightful novel Rose-Innes has worked out of her offbeat material ... even the caterpillars and metallic longhorn beetles that creep through the text shine with iridescent toughness and gleam with humour." - Cape Times
"A cautionary and penetrating passage into the dark heart of a postcard city." - SLiPnet
"At once a passionate homage to place and space, and a sensuous exploration of metamorphosis ... The opening chapter alone ... is worth the price of the book." -Times/TimesLIVE
"A thought-provoking, densely imagined work of fiction ... one of [South Africa's] finest writers." - Cape Argus
"Visitors to Cape Town wanting a memento of the city to take home will do well to put this accomplished tragicomedy in their suitcases. Nineveh is beautiful, eccentric and thoroughly readable." - FMR Book Choice
"The multidimensional novel recalls Italo Calvino's beautiful, challenging and descriptive novel, Invisible Cities ... Such delicacy is evident in Nineveh." - Sunday Independent
"This prophetic novel takes the reader on a sinister, yet entertaining ride." - Die Burger
"This wonderful novel may be about dysfunctional families and pestilence but it's loaded with sly, dark humour ... A hugely entertaining read." - YOU

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Aardvark Bureau (15 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M0IJ1CL
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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