Join Fiona Snyckers, in conversation with Lorraine Sithole, for the launch of her new novel Lacuna at Love Books
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You are invited to the Johannesburg launch of Lacuna, the new novel by Fiona Snyckers.
Snyckers will be in conversation with Lorraine Sithole, poet and book lover.
About the book
In this brilliant response to JM Coetzee’s Disgrace, author Fiona Snyckers really puts herself and her immense writing talent right out there.
Lucy Lurie is deeply sunk in PTSD following a gang rape at her father’s farmhouse in the Western Cape.
She becomes obsessed with the author John Coetzee, who has made a name for himself by writing Disgrace, a celebrated novel that revolves around the attack on her. Lucy lives the life of a celibate hermit, making periodic forays into the outside world in her attempts to find and comfort Coetzee.
The Lucy of Coetzee’s fictional imaginings is a passive, peaceful creature, almost entirely lacking in agency. She is the lacuna in Coetzee’s novel – the missing piece of the puzzle.
The Lucy Lurie of Fiona Snyckers’ imagination is no one’s lacuna. Her attempts to claw back her life, her voice and her agency may be messy and misguided, but she won’t be silenced. Her rape is not a metaphor. This is her story.
Date: 11 April 2019
Venue: Love Books, Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408