Read ✓ Rock Alphabet By Henrietta Rose-Innes –

Rock Alphabet Two Offbeat Characters Meet To Uncover Their Lost Past And Their Need For Each Other In This Dreamy And Poetic Story About Memory, Love, And Loss In The Backdrop Of The Mysterious And Evocative Cederberg Mountains, This Tale Meticulously Weaves Together A Young Man S Attempt To Discover His And His Brother S Enigmatic Wilderness Origins And An Orphan Girl S Efforts To Comprehend The Trauma Of Her Occult Past As They Plumb The Depths Of Their Personal Histories, The People And Places In Their Lives Intertwine, Recreating The Complex Strata Of Modern South African Culture And The Joys And Tragedies Of Its History

10 thoughts on “Rock Alphabet

  1. says:

    Enjoyable book although the most interesting character, the enigmatic older brother who cannot adapt back into society after he and his younger brother are discovered living in the wild in Africa, is underdeveloped Perhaps that is intentional, but it means the book isn t about what I thought it was going to be about, based on the jacket blurb It does not explore these boys experience

  2. says:

    The discovery of two feral children in the Sederberg is linked to other mysteries These are subtly developed in this engrossing, finely wrought novel The writing is beautiful, all delicacy and nuance Descriptions of both landscape and interiors quiver with atmosphere I loved the way the author names and sometimes lists the colours of things, as if the colours themselves are precious treas

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this, but I enjoyed Shark s Egg even .

  4. says:

    Delicate prose depicting a fragile tale.

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About the Author: Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose Innes is a South African writer based in Cape Town Her novel Nineveh was published by Random House Struik in 2011, following a short story collection, Homing and two earlier novels Shark s Egg and The Rock Alphabet.In 2012, her short story Sanctuary took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the M Net Literary Award In 2008, Henrietta won the Caine Prize for African Writing, for which she was shortlisted in 2007 Also in 2007, she was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award Shark s Egg was shortlisted for the 2001 M Net Book Prize.Her short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 A collection of short pieces, translated into German, was published in September 2008 as Dream Homes.