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Helena Verbloem helps create a dictionary of Afrikaans words that have fallen out of use. Her apartment is burglarized, and her collection of precious shells is stolen. Meeting with indifference from the local police, she decides investigate the crime on her own. While doing so, she reflects on her life and falls in love with her married boss.
About the Author
Ingrid Winterbach is an artist and novelist whose work has won the M-Net Prize, Old Mutual Literary Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing, and the W.A. Hofmeyr Prize. She's also received the Hertzog Prize, an honor she shares with Breyten Breytenbach and Etienne Leroux.