Mda, Zakes The Whale Caller

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The Whale Caller

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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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'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

About the Author:

An internationally acclaimed novelist and playwright, Zakes Mda has been awarded every major South African prize for his work. He is married with four children and is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University.

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