The Writing Circle
gather every Friday night to discuss their writing lives.
Isabel, returning home, where the writing circle are to
meet, is attacked in her car at gunpoint and raped. But she
manages to turn the gun on her attacker and shoot him. In
coping with the killing, the disposal of the body, and the
breakdown and recovery of Isabel, we learn about the
intersecting personal lives of the women—Isabel, Carmen,
Jazz, Beauty, and Amina, all successful professionals in
today’s South Africa. And when the body is discovered, and
the identity of the attacker revealed, all their stereotypes
fall away. The novel is narrated by all five women in their
"The Writing Circle is a beautifully written, heartbreaking piece. If your book club is looking for a book to spark meaningful conversation and bring awareness to the group, no matter where you live, The Writing Circle will deliver that and more."
"Maart challenges our deepest preconceptions about everything South African—and manages to convey a remarkable resilience."
" . . . gripping, entertaining and informative."
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-37-8
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Publication Date: 2007
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