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Zoo City

SKU: R8183
Zoo City is the intoxicating second novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Moxyland. Set in a wildly re-imagined Johannesburg, it swirls refugees, crime, the music industry, African magic and the nature of sin together into a heady brew.

Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things. To save herself, she has to find the hardest thing of all... the truth.

Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent for finding lost things. But when a client turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job – missing persons.

Being hired by famously reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum where the criminal underclass, marked by their animals, live in the shadow of the undertow.

Instead, it catapults Zinzi deeper into the underbelly of a city twisted by crime and magic, where she’ll be forced to confront the dark secrets of former lives – including her own.

Zoo City is the intoxicating second novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Moxyland. Set in a wildly re-imagined Johannesburg, it swirls refugees, crime, the music industry, African magic and the nature of sin together into a heady brew. It’s a riveting contemporary muti noir with echoes of China Miéville and Philip Pullman.

About the Author
Lauren Beukes
is an author, cartoon scriptwriter, award-winning columnist and self-described recovering journalist. She’s also published a rollicking non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past and various short stories, most recently as part of the cell phone lit project, Novel Idea. She is head scriptwriter at SA’s largest animation studio, Clockwork Zoo.

Winner: Arthur C Clarke Award 2011
Winner: Best Art, British Science Fiction Association  Awards 2010

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Author: Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 9781770098183
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Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 344pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
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