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    Taung wells

    R10,00 R210,00
    When Rampoipone Mathe arrives in Molelema with his followerss and his herd of 'beautiful monster' Brahman cattle, eager to build a church, he steps into a complictaed web of local politics. He is faced with the nevy of a rival cattle-owner, a king whose pride is easily stung, and a series of mysterious personal disasters. But the preacher's faith remains strong. When drought devastates the land of the Bathlaping, it is Ramoipone who saves the day with his revolutionary ideas of digging a well. Aided by an immensly strong 'Zulu-man' and distracted by a beautiful, scantily cald stranger, Ramionpone's diggers embark on an epic battle against the rock-hard ground - stirring up a hornet's nest of jealousies, rivalries and passions.

    The elusive moth

    R49,00 R290,00
    Karolina Ferreira, an entomologist, goes to a small Free State town to do research on the survival strategies of a rare moth species.

    King

    R79,00 R240,00
    Elijah Rolene is a lost man. Following the death of his wife, he quits his job as a police pilot and turns to prescription painkillers for comfort. Not content to watch him destroy his life, his veterinarian sister convinces him to help out at her animal shelter.

    Pompidou Posse

    R89,00 R160,00
    It's the late eighties and British teenagers Vicki and Sage go on the run in Paris after burning down their art school pottery shed. Penniless, homeless, and worst of all, out of cigarettes, it isn't long before they find themselves living on the streets.

    Marriage vows

    R49,00 R325,00
    It's Jordi Gordan's 55th birthday and she receives, as she has for every birthday for the last 15 years, a message from Nico. While her husband, Hal, cooks her a birthday breakfast, she cries over her message from Nico û because Jordi is a woman with a secret.

    Bundu

    R25,00 R190,00
    In a place near Mozambique where no one knows the boundary, drought is changing everything. Tens, then hundreds of people seek refuge in a forgotten outpost where a clinic is run by lonely souls of uncertain training, nuns staunchly determined to serve.

    Apetown

    R20,00 R170,00
    Lars thinks heÆs found a fool proof plan to earn money from pool clubs without having to do much work. But what starts out as a simple plan soon puts him on the wrong side of Costas, a Greek club owner whose wrong side you just donÆt want to be on.

    Memorandum

    R59,00 R415,00
    In this title about a hospital experience the text and visual images offer parallel narratives that resonate poignantly with each other.

    Back to Villa Park

    R49,00 R160,00
    The story takes place on the day of DirkÆs eighteenth birthday, when he has applied for a position in a youth training programme at Kagiso Holdings. At seventeen, and without finishing school, he had hitchhiked back to Johannesburg, where he lived with his parents until he was twelve years old.

    Entertaining angels

    R20,00 R295,00
    Griet's life is on a downward spiral. She's lost her baby, her husband has thrown her out and her suicide attempt is thwarted by a cockroach û yet her sense of humour remains intact.

    Shark's Egg

    R20,00 R214,00
    A dark coming-of-age story set in Cape Town, Shark's Egg tells the story of Anna's schoolgirl friendship with the magnetic, destructive Leah, and their ambiguous adult relationship. Alan, Anna's first lover, becomes the focus of a moral and sexual struggle between them as adults - played out against the menacing backdrop of the sea.

    Cry baby

    R29,00 R250,00
    As he nears his fifth birthday, Sam's curious dreams of a lost child begin to steal quietly into his waking state. Sam's mother, Grace, watches with growing fear the disturbing changes taking place in her charming, spirited son - the fighting at school, the bed-wetting, the meteor showers of defiance.

    Thula-thula

    R25,00 R260,00
    On a winter's afternoon Gertruida returns to Kiepersolkloof after her mother and father's funeral in town. Her heart rejoices. They were not her mother and father. They were Abel and Susarah. People who walked with God. At the same time walking arm in arm with Satan.

    My beautiful death

    R49,00 R200,00
    Konstant Wasserman rebels against his people, culture and country. In his own words: I'm going to get the hell away from here and make the life I want somewhere else.

    Night crossing

    R39,00 R235,00
    The author deals with dawn and dusk, day and night, land and sea. Many poems in this volume concern the death of her husband, but the volume itself celebrates life by work of vibrant transformation.

    Trencherman

    R20,00 R290,00
    When Marlouw's sister instructs him to fetch her son from "that bloody country". So with his club foot and hardened spirit, he travels from Australia believing it his fate to carry out this mission.