The Shallows by Ingrid Winterbach
Painter Nick Steyn moves to Cape Town after separating from his partner. A young boarder moves in and they soon become friends. But one night she does not come home, and his attempts to trace her come to nothing. Could Nick's former friend, Victor Schoeman, the author of the outrageous novel The Shallows, have a hand in them?
A fantastical, absurd yet haunting novel by the award-winning novelist Ingrid Winterbach. Translated as always by Michiel Heyns.
About the author
Ingrid Gerda Winterbach was born in Johannesburg on 14 February 1948. She matriculated at Florida High School. In 1969 she completed a BA Degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, and in 1970 she completed an Honours Degree in Afrikaans and Dutch at the same university. She completed her Masters' Degree in Afrikaans and Dutch in 1974 at the University of Stellenbosch under the supervision of D.J. Opperman. In the years following her studies, she was a teacher, a journalist atDie Burger, and for thirteen years a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department of the University of Stellenbosch. After that, Winterbach was also a lecturer in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Natal. She has been writing and painting full time since 2002. She lives in Stellenbosch with her husband, the painter Andries Gouws.
Author Ingrid Winterbach
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