A) BACKGROUND ON THE BOOK
What is the point of a relationship with an expiry date? To quell the loneliness, I answer.
Jo, a professional photographer, and Leigh, a pop singer meet in Johannesburg. Shortly afterwards both their lives fall apart.
After a bitter family fight, Jo is cut off from her niece and nephew. It is this loss that frames her views and informs much of her work that is to follow. She flees to London, where she bumps into Leigh again.
With Leigh’s encouragement Jo exhibits her photography in a London gallery. She becomes close to the two-year old son of the gallery owner, which opens up old wounds.
Leigh has her own demons to fight, but a romance nevertheless develops between the two, even though they both know Leigh’s relationships rarely lasts longer than three months. Can the love between them survive? The old fashioned courtship that follows forms the core of this novel which will holds the attention of the reader to the last page.
Warrington manages to photograph that which is not there. The empty spaces ask the viewer to see what the camera cannot. In Oktober Warrington does the same with text. – Izak de Vries.
B) ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Warrington and her spouse are both photographers living in Johannesburg. Some of ‘s photographs form an integral part of her debut novel. She will shortly exhibit her second solo show.
2012 Stellenbosch Woordfees
7 March 2012, 10am
Love Books, Melville
14 March 2012, 5:30 for 6pm
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3. Out in Africa Book Signing – JHB
Hyde Park Nu Metro
24 March, 6pm onwards
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PRICE: R160,00 (VAT included)
RELEASE DATE: March 2012
PHOTOGRAPHS: 20 page photo section containing colour photographs
E) SUPPORT UP TO THIS POINT