Mermaid Fillet - Mia Arderne (Paperback)

A Noir Crime Novel

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The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit. The mission: Find the Tamagotchi, or else! This is the story of a banggat, a main ou, a genuine ou, a malnaai and a Twitter user. A story where dark and fantastical experiences are intricately woven to tell the tale of a network of wannabe gangsters, a wife fanning herself with her husband’s money in the Northern Suburbs and a sturvy twenty-nine-year-old living in Woodstock.

‘Baby, did you just say emotional labour like seven times?’
‘Ja, why?’
‘You just sound so woke right now.’
‘What the fuck is woke?’

In this Cape Town, there’s a Goddess who casts raging red storms when female bodies are abused. It’s a place where women try to redefine their space in society and highly coveted mermaid tails are traded for R 4 000/kg. Mermaid Fillet is a noir crime novel about violence, feminism and how you dala what you must.

Product Details

Barcode
9780795709760
Department
Books
Released
14 Aug 2020
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Mia Arderne
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Kwela
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 15mm (198g)

Summary

The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit. The mission: Find the Tamagotchi, or else! This is the story of a banggat, a main ou, a genuine ou, a malnaai and a Twitter user. A story where dark and fantastical experiences are intricately woven to tell the tale of a network of wannabe gangsters, a wife fanning herself with her husband’s money in the Northern Suburbs and a sturvy twenty-nine-year-old living in Woodstock.

                                                ‘Baby, did you just say emotional labour like seven times?’
                                                                                                ‘Ja, why?’
                                                            ‘You just sound so woke right now.’
                                                                        ‘What the fuck is woke?’

In this Cape Town, there’s a Goddess who casts raging red storms when female bodies are abused. It’s a place where women try to redefine their space in society and highly coveted mermaid tails are traded for R 4 000/kg. Mermaid Fillet is a noir crime novel about violence, feminism and how you dala what you must.

Classification

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Thrillers
BIC Classification 1
Thriller / suspense
BIC Classification 2
Crime & mystery

Author Bio

Mia Arderne is a Cape Town-based writer with bylines at Cosmopolitan, the Mail & Guardian, Marie Claire, GQ Japan, City Press and more. Her writing explores the politics of gender, race, identity, sexuality and mental health. Her unpublished debut manuscript was short-listed for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award. This is her first novel.