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- DescriptionMr and Mrs Malgas are going about their lives when a mysterious squatter appears and convinces Mr Malgas to help him build an imaginary home next door. With its story of the seductive illusions of language, The Folly was initially read as an allegory of the rise and fall of apartheid, but is also sure to resonate with contemporary readers.
- Author BiographyIvan Vladislavic was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg. His acclaimed fiction includes Double Negative (And Other Stories, 2013), The Restless Supermarket (And Other Stories, 2014), 101 Detectives (And Other Stories, 2015) and The Folly (And Other Stories, 2015). He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. He has also written extensively about living in a changing South Africa. Portrait with Keys (Portobello Books, 2006) is a sequence of documentary texts about Johannesburg.His work has won many awards, including the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize. He is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
- Author(s)Ivan Vladislavic
- PublisherAnd Other Stories
- Date of Publication05/11/2015
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationHigh Wycombe
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAnd Other Stories
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
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