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The Zombie and the Moon: More Tales from the Shaman's Record
by Peter Merrington (Goodreads Author)
In the fetid depths of a Jamaican prison, the half-caste bastard son of an 18th-century Jamaican sugar planter is turned into a zombie and banished to the diamond-hungry colonies of the Cape. Thwarted by an unrequited love, he unleashes a dire curse, which reverberates across continents and generations. An eclectic tale, woven with folklore, fairy tales, and magic, this ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Jacana Media
(first published August 5th 2011)
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Weird. Wonderful. I got a friend's copy autographed and then stole it. A continent-hopping American Gods in authentic South African guise. My favourite little side-story was about the shaman Malibongwe, who encounters a group of tiny, wild-eyed Northern Cape goats on a tray, rafting their way to Cape Town in search of "the heady vibrant nightlife of the city". Peter Merrington's writing is both funny and engagingly strange.