The Resource The monster's daughter : a novel, Michelle Pretorius

The monster's daughter : a novel, Michelle Pretorius

Label
The monster's daughter : a novel
Title
The monster's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Pretorius
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At once a shocking, unputdownable thriller and a brilliantly imagined journey through South Africa's troubled history, The Monster's Daughter is one of the most original and exciting debuts since Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife. December 2010. A disgraced young constable named Alet Berg is reassigned to the sleepy provincial town of Unie, where she makes a terrifying discovery: the body of a young woman, burned beyond recognition. The crime soon leads Alet into her country's violent past--a past that includes her father, a high-ranking police official who may have played a sinister role during the long, brutal apartheid regime. A hundred years earlier, at the height of the Boer War, a doctor conducts a series of vicious experiments near a British concentration camp, where he intends to breed a new master race. His work ends in chaos, but two children survive: a boy named Benjamin, and a girl named Tessa. And they are not like other children. The horrors of South Africa's history and the tensions of its present converge in Michelle Pretorius's epic debut, which weaves present and past into a hugely suspenseful, masterfully plotted thriller with echoes of the fantastical. A novel that calls to mind Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls and Tana French's The Secret Place, The Monster's Daughter will surprise and satisfy you all the way up to its explosive conclusion"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pretorius, Michelle
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R4923
LC item number
M66 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Policewomen
  • Young women
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
Label
The monster's daughter : a novel, Michelle Pretorius
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9781612195384
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016006383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2016006383
Label
The monster's daughter : a novel, Michelle Pretorius
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9781612195384
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016006383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2016006383

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