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Green Lion Of Course, You Re Never Expecting The Lion, Are You Like Something Coming Up In The Rear View Mirror Much Closer Than It Appears When A Lion At A Breeding Park Mauls An Old School Friend Of His, Con Steps In As The Keeper Of Sekhmet, The Last Remaining Black Maned Lioness In The World In A Cape Town Where Fences Keep People And Wildlife Apart, Park Officials And Investors Fret About Their Flagship Big Cat Project And While Con Grows Steadily Bonded To His Enigmatic Charge, A Cult Of Animal Lovers With Obscure Alchemical Aims Seeks To Claim The Lioness As Their Own When She Escapes, Sekhmet Engulfs The City S Imagination, Stirring Up Rumours Of Terror And Magic In Con S Quest To Track Her Down, He Must Enter The Wilderness Of A Cordoned Off Table Mountain And His Own Dark History Henrietta Rose Innes S Novel Green Lion Gleams With Stylistic Precision As Myth And Reality Fuse In A Story That Sparks Off The Page.

About the Author: Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose Innes is a South African writer based in Cape Town Her novel Nineveh was published by Random House Struik in 2011, following a short story collection, Homing and two earlier novels Shark s Egg and The Rock Alphabet.In 2012, her short story Sanctuary took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize

10 thoughts on “Green Lion

  1. says:

    This is my second Rose Innes after Nineveh, which I enjoyed earlier this year It has certain similarities it is an allegorical tale set in Cape Town full of animal symbolism, but this time the animals are lions and the main character is male Each chapter is named after a different animal.Con is something of a drifter, recently returned from London and living off his rich girlfriend Elyse His childhood friend M

  2. says:

    3.5 rounded upAnother great novel from Henrietta Rose Innes Similarly to her other novel Nineveh this is set in South Africa, and the plot revolves around the nature and animals of the local setting Where Nineveh was about a pest relocator in the urban wilderness of Cape Town, Green Lion follows Con, a local guy who unintentionally lands himself a position looking after the lion in the local zoo, after his friend is

  3. says:

    Green Lion delivers everything we ve come to expect from Henrietta Rose Innes, especially originality and exquisite writing, with every sentence beautifully balanced It s a seductive idea, attempting to breed back extinct animals the black maned Cape lion, the quagga Con Marais has returned to a Cape Town familiar and yet altered, with...

  4. says:

    Review copy courtesy of Gallic Books via www.nudge.com my thoughts on that site in due course.I read my first of this author s novels last year, Nineveh, set in her home city of Cape Town and dealing with humans relationship with wildlife, in that case swarms of mysterious insects invading a housing development site that defy efforts to remove them This latest novel complements it in looking at that relationship from the opposi

  5. says:

    Green Lion is an exquisite novel that affected me deeply and I read it twice, several months apart Written with clear gorgeous prose, the novel is set in my home city, Cape Town, but in a world where there is little contact with nature and the characters long for a connection with animals Con has drifted through life, and when he is asked by the mother of an old school friend, Mark, to collect his belongings after an accident at work

  6. says:

    A haunting read that I can t stop thinking about Characters that stay with you and are uncomfortably resonant and familiar and broken A sadness about the near future and what it holds for human and animal in ge...

  7. says:

    I think I simply didn t jive with the author s writing style The prose often felt too self conscious and laborious to me As if his body wanted to lose the weight of the family s heavy meals, his bowels stirred too He pulled down his pyjamas and crouched down, taking a s right there, the warm, sweet stink of it rising up between his thighs A kind of honest a bodily truth you shouldn t tell Nothing to wipe with He used a tuft of grass, roots unwil

  8. says:

    This was a slow starting book and I wasn t sure I would enjoy it s pace despite the beautifully descriptive writing, due to the dry nature of the main character Con I struggled to care for this character at all at times despite the interesting people surrounding his narrative.As the title implies this book is based in a pseudo dystopian Cape Town and is linked to both an incident which occurs with a Lion in a breeding programme, an animal loving cult

  9. says:

    Returning to Cape Town after several years in London, Con finds himself unemployable, his basic work experience as a security guard in museums and galleries not easily transferable to South Africa Lodging with his younger, wealthier, and energetic girlfriend, Elyse, he spends his time cleaning and exami...

  10. says:

    Many thanks to Goodreads and Gallic for my free copy of Green Lion.This was a well written ,original and thought provoking novel that confronts our ever diminishing relationship with the natural world After all the only encounters with wi...

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