Kalk Bay Books & Umuzi
invite you to the launch of

The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
Having been snapped up by an international publishing house following the huge success of her second novel Zoo City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Lauren Beukes’s new book, The Shining Girls, will ensure her name is on literary lips around the world.

Join us for this exciting launch, when Lauren will be in conversation with Sarah Lotz.

Two spectacular covers have been designed for the South African market by Joey Hi-fi, the designer of
Zoo City as well. One of the editions – the black and white cover – is a special hardcover limited collector’s edition, autographed by the author. Both editions will be on sale at the launch, but you are welcome to place early orders for the hardcover edition to ensure you get a copy.

Chicago, 1931.
Fleeing from a furious mob, violent drifter Harper Curtis stumbles upon a house that hides a secret as
shocking as his own twisted nature: it opens onto other times. Harper uses it to stalk his carefully chosen ‘shining girls’ through decades – and cut the spark out of them. He’s the perfect killer. Unstoppable. Untraceable. Until one of his victims survives and turns the hunt around.

Chicago, 1992.
Kirby Mazrachi’s determination to find the man who tried to kill her has taken over her life. The cops no longer return her calls. Her mother copes by writing morbid children’s books. Her only ally is Dan, the burnt-out ex-homicide reporter who covered her case. As Kirby closes in on her would-be killer, what she finds is … impossible. Murders scattered across the decades along with evidence that makes no sense. Meanwhile, Harper is closing in on her too.

When: Tuesday 23 April 2013
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm

RSVP: by 22 April to

021 788 2266.

Please note: this is a free event but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

 Copies of both editions of The Shining Girl will be available for purchase and Lauren will sign books on the evening.