Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels

by Marita Van der Vyver

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Overview

Following the trauma of miscarriage, the death of her baby and the collapse of her marriage, Griet contemplates suicide, but a strategically placed cockroach brings her attempt to an abrupt end. Holding on to her sense of humour and supported by her family, her friends and her therapist, Griet starts to rebuild her life. At her therapist’s suggestion she starts writing about her experiences and begins to create from her own life more of the fairy tales she loves so much. As she processes her feelings through her writings, she is still battling uncertainty about her future, but finds unexpected liberation in Adam, an unapologetically erotic and free-spirited surfer who literally arrives on her doorstep. And although her life is no fairy tale, Griet still holds out hope of finding her prince, or at least a happy ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780624063940
Publisher: Tafelberg
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 552 KB

About the Author

Marita van der Vyver was born in Cape Town on May 6, 1958. While in matric at Nelspruit High School in 1975 (which was also the Centenary Year for the Afrikaans language), she won a countrywide poetry competition and awarded a study bursary of four years. In 1978 she completed a BA Degree with languages and drama, and in 1979 an honours degree in journalism, both at the University of Stellenbosch. She completed a Master’s degree in journalism several years later. She initially worked as a journalist at the newspaper Die Burger and the magazine Sarie, until she decided in 1987 to become a freelance journalist. Her debut was in 1982 with a children’s book, Van jou jas. But it was her first adult novel in 1992, the highly controversial Griet skryf ’n sprokie, which quickly became a bestseller and was reprinted several times. Griet skryf ’n sprokie was awarded the M-Net, ATKV and Eugène Marais Prizes. For her children’s and youth books she has been awarded, among others, the Tienie Holloway Medal, the MER Prize and the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature. Her novel Wegkomkans was mostly written during her sabbatical year (1996/97) in the south of France. Since 1999, Marita has been living in the French countryside with her French husband, Alain, and four children.

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Following the trauma of miscarriage, the death of her baby and the collapse of her marriage, Griet contemplates suicide, but a strategically placed cockroach brings her attempt to an abrupt end. Holding on to her sense of humour and supported by her family, her friends and her therapist, Griet starts to rebuild her life. At her therapist’s suggestion she starts writing about her experiences and begins to create from her own life more of the fairy tales she loves so much. As she processes her feelings through her writings, she is still battling uncertainty about her future, but finds unexpected liberation in Adam, an unapologetically erotic and free-spirited surfer who literally arrives on her doorstep. And although her life is no fairy tale, Griet still holds out hope of finding her prince, or at least a happy ending.

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