Novel Mia Arderne September 13, 2022
MERMAID FILLET (SIGNED)

All orders from this store are signed by the author and include a complementary, custom bookmark.

The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit. The misson: Find the Tamagotchi, or else! This is a 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.

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 R4000/kg.

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Mia Arderne's debut novel is titled MERMAID FILLET, is a crime fiction novel that tells the story of a group of individuals...

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I have always liked magic realism. I used to read so much magic realism from authors like Isabelle Allende and Andre Brink’s Duiwelskloof...

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Like a feminist hand grenade. An intense read that seamlessly integrates the grotesque with the funny, hope with despair.
Magnus Godvik Goodreads
I read it in a night and it is a book I didnt know I NEEDED to read. It tackles violence, addiction, sexual violence, depression, classism, racism,.....
Nicole Goodreads
Mermaid Fillet is incredible conceptualized and crafted immaculately. 215 pages of pure darkness. I've read a couple of noir novels I'm my lifetime....
Lorraine Goodreads

More Reviews And Interviews

Writer Mia Arderne’s debut novel Mermaid Fillet (Kwela Books) emerges shattered and kind of pieces ...

Mia Arderne is no stranger to writing as an expressive form, with an incredible reputation as a writer across...

Set in Cape Town, but not the side that you see in magazines, Mermaid Fillet...

The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit. The misson: Find the Tamagotchi, or else! This is a story of a banggat, a main ou, a genuine....

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...

After a year's hiatus due to Covid-19 fallout, the longlists are a lot longer this year as the judges are assessing two years' worth of books.

Mia Arderne has entrenched her debut novel in the northern Cape Town suburbs of her youth through its language, characters and their experiences....