Publication Date: February 2013
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André Brink, one of South Africa's greatest novelists, gives us his most powerful novel yet: the truly unforgettable story of a woman bound by slavery, and her fierce determination to survive and to be free.
André Brink is the author of numerous novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire, and The Other Side of Silence. He has won South Africa's most distinguished literary prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Carla Mercer-Meyer, a southern California native, has a strong musical theater background, as she has been performing her entire life. Her credits include a guest appearance on The Morris Taylor Show and her performances include Into the Woods, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and many other theatrical productions. Carla resides in Southern California with her husband and four children. She is an avid audiobook listener and a book fanatic.
"[Philida] traces the lacerating trajectory of the sins of parents, parents scars like open wounds on their children's bodies. There is an astonishing frankness about the facts of life and a visionary lyricism in relation to these cruel facts. The 'Acknowledgements' section details the genesis of the novel. In its way, it is as thrilling as the book itself. Extraordinary." ---Kirkus Starred Review