By Terry Westby-Nunn
Shortlisted for SALA First Time released writer Award.
Finalist in Gival Press Novel Award.
Fate has it in for Alice Wolfe. not just has she misplaced her puppy, her fiancé and a finger, yet she’s approximately to lose her freedom. Following a mysterious automobile twist of fate on desk Mountain, Cape city, within which Alice’s brother’s attractive, superficial fiancée is killed, Alice is arrested. because the trial hurtles in the direction of her, Alice interrogates her past.
Is destiny particularly out to get her or may perhaps the sour sibling competition among her and her brother have culminated during this chilling tragedy?
Little does she be aware of that the most important to unravelling her previous lies in an exposing novella the ocean of clever bugs which her enigmatic ex, Ralph, released lower than a pseudonym after he did the soiled and disappeared on her.
“Zany, richly textured and bizarrely plausible, Westby-Nunn’s novel activates the reader to imagine afresh approximately what it really is to devote against the law opposed to one other person. The three-part narrative constitution of the ocean of clever bugs is electrified. A consummate debut.”
– Jane Rosenthal, Mail & Guardian
With its self-conscious learn of story-craft, the ocean of clever bugs finally reads as an idiosyncratic South African gothic novel; it encompasses the tales we inform ourselves to be able to make experience of the playing cards lifestyles offers out to us. the unconventional serves as a well timed reminder of an statement as soon as made by means of Michel de Montaigne, that “[n]othing fixes something so intensely within the reminiscence because the desire to put out of your mind it”. examining Westby-Nunn’s debut is a haunting, profitable event that few will forget.
- Jonathan Amid, Slipnet
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