When you talk to an Afrikaans speaking person about Marita Van Der Vyfer their eyes light up and you get an enthusiastic response (with references to bucking the establishment) but she has been an undiscovered mystery to me. The mystery has been revealed and I am so delighted!
Please come and have a cup of tea and a chat to Marita on Wednesday 15 March at 10.30 for 11. We will be talking about her latest book You lost Me but also her previous books. She is a prolific writer of novels – both adult and for young adults as well as two cookbooks and plays.
In her latest novel, You Lost Me (Misverstand), Willem Prins wanders the streets of Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he showed great promise as a South African writer of distinction, but years of disappointment have left their mark. Drowning himself in the Seine may well be the only option left to drive up his book sales.
Willem finds an unlikely companion in Jackie, a young South African working as an au pair in the city, a woman old enough to be his daughter. Together, the two of them will face the chaos of the terror attacks on Friday the thirteenth in Paris.
You Lost Me is bestselling author Marita van der Vyver’s thirteenth novel, a story about life’s thunder clouds and the bonds between us that offer shelter. It is a tale of disillusionment and loss, told with warmth and wicked humour.
Marita lives in France and so we will serve some delicious snacks in honour of her adopted land.
Date: Wednesday, 15 March
Time: 10:30 for 11:00