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Toloki, the Professional Mourner who is the main character in Zakes Mda's earlier novel Ways of dying, returns in Cion, but is now travelling 'to seek other ways of mourning' and finds himself in the village of Kilvert in Ohio. The story moves between past and present, between refugee slaves in pre Civil War America and Toloki's relationship with a Kilvert family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143025422
  • 9780143025429

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aA precise and terrifying debut novel.a a"The New York Times Book Review" aDoveyas surgical prose and cool apprehension of the machinations of ambition and lust make her a writer to watch.a a"O, The Oprah Magazine" aTaut and remarkably self-assured first novel . . . thereas a knowing sensuality to the novelas sparsely lyric passages.a a"Los Angeles Times"
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426 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 12% (52)
4 32% (136)
3 40% (169)
2 13% (57)
1 3% (12)
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