The Whale Caller is living a quiet life in his bungalow on South Africa's Cape, spending his days calling to the whales out to sea, eating macaroni cheese each night. His life is peaceful is a little eccentric, until a drunken woman in stilettos who has been following him about for weeks, finally manages to invade his life for good. Together they form a strange and intense love affair, brimming with alcohol and jealousy, which threatens to destroy them both. Beautifully written, witty and magical, Zakes Mda creates a world that is at once enchanting and very real.
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The Whale Caller A romantic comedy of sorts--in which the changing face of post-apartheid South Africa is revealed through prodigious, lyrical storytelling--this novel follows two misfits who fall in love in a country where just living from one day to the next can be challenge enough. Full descriptionReview:
'A wise and seductive tale of love and jealousy. [Mda's] fiction has a beguiling lyricism and humour' -- Guardian
'An enchanted world in which the realistic and the magical co-exist with unruffled ease . . . His finest achievement yet' -- The Independent
'At heart 'The Whale Caller' is a love story . . . Zakes Mda writes with admirable wit and gusto' -- TLS
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