Michelle Pretorius, author of THE MONSTER’S DAUGHTER, on tour July/August 2016

Posted By on May 23, 2016

The Monster's DaughterAbout The Monster’s Daughter

  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Melville House (July 19, 2016)
THE MONSTER‘S DAUGHTER is a tale of race and murder that takes readers through South Africa’s remarkable history. It’s a mix of the personal and the political, the past and the present.
After a fling with one of her superiors, young policewoman Alet Berg is reassigned from her big city beat to a small village in the country, where she makes a horrific discovery: the body of a young woman, burned beyond recognition. None of the villagers are willing to speak, especially to a transplant from the city whose stubbornness rubs even her colleagues the wrong way. But it’s also a dangerous case for reasons that Alet can’t know — reasons that go back one hundred years to the height of the Boer War, and a British doctor who conducted a series of grim experiments on Boer concentration camp prisoners. His work ended in chaos, but two children survived.
 Pretorious was born and raised in South Africa, and she wrote the novel partly as a way to understand her country’s history, a history that her family (like many others) didn’t discuss. THE MONSTER‘S DAUGHTER is a gripping thriller, and a fascinating look at 100 years of buried history.

“Michelle Pretorius is a funny, surprising and fearless writer. The Monster’s Daughter is at once a historical thriller that reckons seriously with South African politics, an imaginative piece of speculative fiction, and a stereotype-busting roller-coaster ride of a novel. I loved it.”
Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife—Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

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ABCGGCitAbout Michelle Pretorius

MICHELLE PRETORIUS was born and raised in South Africa. She received an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and is currently a PhD candidate at Ohio University. She has written for numerous publications, including Bookslut, Word Riot, and the Copperfield Review. She is a recipient of the John Schultz and Betty Shiflett prize and lives in Athens, Ohio.


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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for The Monster’s Daughter:

Tuesday, July 19th: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, July 21st: SJ2B House of Books

Tuesday, July 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, July 28th: Crime Segments

Monday, August 1st: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, August 2nd: 5 Minutes for Books

Monday, August 8th: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, August 9th: Travelling Birdy

Wednesday, August 10th: Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, August 18th: The Book Whisperer


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