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'Don't we all carry scars which remain invisible to others?'
The novel is the story of a relationship between a South African writer and a Polish historian who meet in Paris. She is trying to escape the aftermath of a turbulent affair. He is grieving the death of his partner. Both have difficulties in articulating the pain caused by the losses they have experienced. And it seems that not even the magic of Paris can heal them...
Set against the stark beauty of contemporary Paris, Invisible Others is a story about loss, intimacy, and the inability to communicate despite best intentions. Provocative, sensual and fiercely honest, the novel captures our feeble attempts at deciphering those fleeting moments when others, consciously or not, leave indelible marks on our lives.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This is the debut novel of André Brink's wife. She is a writer, critic and editor and was co-editor with Willie Burger of Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink published by Protea Book House in 2013.
Karina was born in Jelenia Góra, Poland, and lived in Austria, the United States and Wales, before finding a home in South Africa. Her doctoral thesis was published as Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa (2008). She is the editor of Touch: Stories of Contact (2009), Encounters with André Brink (2010), and Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink (with Willie Burger, 2013). Her play for young adults A Change of Mind won the MML Literature Award in the Category English Drama in 2012. She also writes short stories, book reviews, essays, and poetry.
Publication date: 2014-03-01