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The Yearning
by Mohale Mashigo

Publication Date: Nov 19, 2017
List Price: $17.80
Format: Paperback, 202 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781770105522
Imprint: Pan Macmillan SA
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Paperback Description:
“A bewitching addition to the current South African literary boom. Mohale Mashigo tells her story with charming lucidity, disarming characterisation, subversive wisdom and subtle humour.”Zakes Mda

How long does it take for scars to heal? How long does it take for a scarred memory to fester and rise to the surface? For Marubini, the question is whether scars ever heal when you forget they are there to begin with.

Marubini is a young woman who has an enviable life in Cape Town, working at a wine farm and spending idyllic days with her friends…until her past starts spilling into her present. Something dark has been lurking in the shadows of Marubini’s life from as far back as she can remember. It’s only a matter of time before it reaches out and grabs at her.

The Yearning is a memorable exploration of the ripple effects of the past, of personal strength and courage, and of the shadowy intersections of traditional and modern worlds.

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