Cape Town (South Africa)
Feb 11, 2010 — Roger Smith's South African thriller is horrific to read, yet impossible to put down, says reviewer Martha Woodroof. Smith is also a screenwriter, and it shows in his pacing and construction; his short, fast-moving scenes tumble one on top of another in this haunting narrative of violence and survival.
Jun 4, 2007 — Summer is the season we can finally tackle the books that have been piling up on our desks and forming small mountains on the floor. Book critic Alan Cheuse offers a selection of some of the best books of late spring and early summer, and some classics that are always present in his literary landscape.
Jun 4, 2007 — Maryse Conde's "elegant and musically told novel" follows the story of a widowed painter living in Cape Town after the murder of her husband. Translator Richard Philcocks turned the French novel "into one of the liveliest and loveliest translations of the year," says Alan Cheuse.