Join award-winning author Craig Higginson for the launch of his new novel The Book of Gifts at Love Books (10 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of The Book of Gifts by Craig Higginson.

From the award-winning author of The Dream House and The White Room comes Higginson’s most riveting and groundbreaking novel to date. The Book of Gifts takes us on a dangerous and unforgettable journey between the lush beaches of uMhlanga Rocks, the stark midwinter wastes of Johannesburg and the rich and strange coral reefs of Mauritius.

Written in Higginson’s compelling and indelible prose, this masterfully plotted novel explores the fault-lines between loyalty and betrayal, blindness and perception, entrapment and flight. It dives into the deepest reaches of human consciousness in order to catch the brightest fish.

‘An intriguing and complex family story. Craig Higginson is an artful writer; I was hooked from the first sentence.’ – Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, author of The Ones With Purpose

Craig will be in conversation with writer and editor Kate Sidley at the book’s launch.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 18:00
Venue: Love Books, Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Joburg
RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za or 011 726 7408
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About the book

What is the cost of giving a gift? What is the cost of receiving one?

Julian Flint is eleven years old. He likes to remain invisible, hiding inside the architecture of adults provided by his mother, his uncle and his aunt.

But when his mother Emma, a celebrated sculptor, takes them on a family holiday to a luxury hotel by the sea, he meets the radiantly beautiful and irreverent Clare. She sees something inside him he never knew existed. Everything he thought he knew begins to shift—setting off a chain of events that will determine each of their fates.


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