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Mike Nicol

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Born in Cape Town in 1951, Mike Nicol is the author of three previous novels, Horseman, This Day and Age, and The Powers That Be, and two works of nonfiction, A Good-Looking Corpse and The Waiting Country. He lives in Muizenberg, South Africa.

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Written by Mike Nicol

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $15.00

“A dark and terrifying novel presenting a mythical account of the development of evil through the history of Southern Africa.” —Seattle Times

This ferocious novel by one of South Africa’s visionary writers is a post-colonial reimagining of the Book of Revelation—an unholy epic that reenvisions the catastrophic violence of European “civilization”... Read more >

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The Ibis Tapestry

Written by Mike Nicol

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.00

An audacious departure of the internationally acclaimed South African novelist—a thriller with all the searing immediacy of today's headlines. Robert Poley is an unhappy writer of “airport” thrillers. His teenage son has been busted for drug possession, and his wife has recently left him for a woman. So, when a dead... Read more >

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This Day and Age

Written by Mike Nicol

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $15.95

With tremendous political daring, South African novelist Mike Nicol offers a luminous parable of his country's past. Bawdy and terrifying, fantastical yet eerily familiar, This Day and Age realizes the prophecy told to a newly elected president on the eve of his inauguration. After years of bountiful harmony will come plague... Read more >
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