Zoo City

Zoo City

By Lauren Beukes; Justine Eyre (Performed by)

Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455848539

Publication Date: November 15, 2011

Description

Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she's forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons.

In "Zoo City" we have an unfamiliar land full of familiars, a broken city of the near-future peopled with damaged wonders. Lauren Beukes is a marksman in a world of drunken machine-gunners. Bill (Fables) Willingham



About the Author
Lauren Beukes is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist (although she occasionally falls off the wagon). She has an MA in Creative Writing, but she got her real education in ten years of freelance journalism, learning really useful skills like how to pole-dance and make traditional sorghum beer. For the sake of a story, she s jumped out of planes and into shark-infested waters and got to hang out with teen vampires, township vigilantes, AIDS activists and homeless sex workers among other interesting folk. When she s not tutoring her baby daughter (aka the queen of eeeeeeevil) in practical ways to take over the world, she also writes books, short stories, magazine articles and TV scripts various.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in "King Lear" and "The Crucible", and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include "Two and a Half Men" and "Mad Men".