Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wow: Absolution



 *2012 Debut novel*

Goodreads Description:

In her garden, ensconced in the lush vegetation of the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, mother, critic, takes up her pen and confronts her life. Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to embark upon a project that will establish his reputation – he is to write Clare’s biography. But how honest is she prepared to be? Was she complicit in past crimes; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? As Sam and Clare turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. But in the stories she weaves and the truth just below the surface of her shimmering prose, lie Sam’s own ghosts.



Absolution shines light on contemporary South Africa and the long dark shadow of the recent past, the elusive nature of truth and self-perception and the mysterious alchemy of the creative process. It is a debut of extraordinary strength and power.


*released March 27, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Natalia Belikov @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
    another book I have never heard about XDDD LOL!

    sounds good! great pick =)


    Jade @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
    Sounds mysterious and intriguing.


    bermudaonion @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
    I bet that's fascinating! Great pick!

    Mimi Valentine @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
    WOW! (no pun intended!) I don't think I've ever read a book set in South Africa before and this one sounds so cool! I'm in love with anything that has to do with alchemy, so I'm really intrigued by this one! :)

    Awesome review, Mrs. Q!
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    zibilee @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
    I haven't read a book about South Africa for a long while, and I think the last one was Disgrace by Coetzee. If you haven't read that one yet, I would certainly recommend it to you!


    Christina @ http://www.mrsqbookadd... - Wow: Absolution 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
    Great pick! I've never read any books that take place in South Africa. Thanks for sharing this one.

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