An elegant and evocative novel about people, place – and pests – by one of South Africa’s most exciting writers. Katya Grubbs, like her father before her, deals in ‘the unlovely and unloved’. Yet in contrast to her father, she is not in the business of pest extermination, but pest relocation. Katya’s unconventional approach brings her to the attention of a property developer whose luxury estate on the fringes of Cape Town, Nineveh, remains uninhabited thanks to an infestation of mysterious insects. As Katya is drawn ever deeper into the chaotic urban wilderness of Nineveh, she must confront unwelcome intrusions from her own past.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wandering_star - LibraryThing
An unusual story about a 'humane pest controller' who is called to a job at an immense, luxurious residential complex called Nineveh, which has never been lived in because of a persistent problem with ... Read full review
NinevehUser Review - Book Verdict
It's not every novel that has as its protagonist a pest removal specialist. Following her father in the family business, Katya Grubbs is indeed willing to get rid of anything that creeps and crawls ... Read full review