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Dont' miss the launch of Who Killed Piet Barol? by Richard Mason at Love Books

Invitation to the launch of Who Killed Piet Barol? by Richard Mason

Who Killed Piet Barol?Love Books and Jonathan Ball invite you to the launch of Who Killed Piet Barol? by Richard Mason.

The launch takes place tonight (Wednesday, 12 October) at Love Books in Melville.

About the book

Pretender Piet Barol and singer Stacey Meadows are making a splash in colonial Cape Town but are running out of cash. With creditors at their heels, their furniture business is imploding and only a major win will save them. So Piet enlists two Xhosa men to lead him into the magical forest of Gwadana in search of precious wood.

Meanwhile the Natives Land Act has just abolished property rights for the majority of black South Africans, and whole families have been ripped apart. Piet’s charm and appetite for risk lead him far beyond the privileged white world to a land and community that sees him with new eyes.

A novel about the truth in magic and the enduring consequences of lies.

About the author

Award-winning novelist Richard Mason was born in South Africa and lives in London. He was 21 when his first novel The Drowning People was published. It sold more than a million copies in 28 languages and won Italy’s Cavour Prize for Best First Novel. After his second novel Us, he began a collection of interconnected works that now include The Lighted Rooms, History of a Pleasure Seeker and Who Killed Piet Barol?

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
  • Time: 6:00 for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre
    53 Rustenburg Road
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Tamara LePine Williams
  • Refreshments: Come and join us for a glass of wine
  • RSVP:, 011 726 7408

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