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THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO by C.B. George

THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO

by C.B. George

This is the story of five marriages and one gun.

A British couple wonders at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while they build walls between themselves.

An American suspects his new home is having an insidious effect on his native-born wife and their young daughter.

An enthusiastic young intellectual follows his wife to the city and finds only danger and disillusion.

An Intelligence Officer loses a crucial piece of evidence. It will cost him his marriage, his mistress, and maybe his life.

An impoverished taxi driver and his wife find a gun in the cab.

From this point on, all their lives are tied to the trigger.

In this intricate and brilliantly plotted novel, set against a backdrop of murder, chaos, rumor and superstition in Zimbabwe's capital, the betrayals and conspiracies of the corrupt world are nothing compared to those of marriage.

Publishing Date: July 12, 2016


C. B. George has spent many years working throughout Southern Africa. He now lives in London.



PRAISE

"This is a brilliantly unsettling book; its shrewd, measured, darkly atmospheric prose describes the societal, familial, and psychological conditions that make it possible to find burnt corpses in fire-proof houses." —Helen Oyeyemi

"A terrific novel—absolutely compelling and chilling. A wonderfully astute and forensic blend of fact and fiction, lies and truth." —William Boyd