#WITMonth #19: The Elusive Moth

In hopes of winning her father’s approval, Karolina Ferreira, an entomologist, goes to a small Free State town to research the survival strategies of a rare moth species. Tormented by memories of her family and plagued by erotic dreams, Karolina spends her nights playing snooker, drinking whisky, and dancing herself into a state of euphoria with the mysterious Kolyn.

As political, spiritual, and sexual tensions in the small town rise, a murder will take place, lovers will meet in the cemetery, and friendships will fall apart—all building to an eruption of violence.

Author: Ingrid Winterbach
Translator: Iris Gouws and the author
Publisher: Open Letter Books

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