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The Story of the Cannibal Woman

(2007)
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One dark night in Cape Town, Rosélie's husband goes out for a pack of cigarettes and never comes back. Not only is she left with unanswered questions about his violent death but she is also left without any means of support. At the urging of her housekeeper and best friend, the new widow decides to take advantage of the strange gifts she has always possessed and embarks on a career as a clairvoyant. As Rosélie builds a new life for herself and seeks the truth about her husband's murder, acclaimed Caribbean author Maryse Condé crafts a deft exploration of post-apartheid South Africa and a smart, gripping thriller.

The Story of the Cannibal Woman is both contemporary and international, following the lives of an interracial, intercultural couple in New York City, Tokyo, and Capetown. Maryse Condé is known for vibrantly lyrical language and fearless, inventive storytelling -- she uses both to stunning effect in this magnificently original novel.

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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Maryse Conde
ISBN: 0-7432-7128-9 / 978-0-7432-7128-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Maryse Conde
ISBN: 0-7432-7129-7 / 978-0-7432-7129-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Maryse Conde
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2007 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Cannibal Woman: A Novel
Author(s): Maryse Conde
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK