House of Stone

A Novel

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Author)

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"Brilliant. . . . [A] remarkable feat. . . . [A]mbitious and ingenious.”— Dinaw Mengestu, New York Times Book Review

When Abednego and Agnes Mlambo’s son goes missing, their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems their only hope of finding him. Behind this helpfulness, however, ulterior motives abound. Desperate to take their life stories and family history as his own, Zamani—one of the great unreliable narrators of contemporary world literature—is as keenly aware as any colonialist or despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future.

This sweeping epic of Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings explores a young nation seeking an identity and pulses with wit, seduction, and dark humor.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming January 2020
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35768-4
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 400 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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