Inspired by books like David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Tales of the Metric System is a room of mirrors in which characters’ lives become reflections of each other.
It is a nuanced, complex novel that rejects the conventional simple histories that have been written about South Africa’s recent past. Coovadia’s language and characters burst from the page. Every detail, every word, is important in this literary highlight of 2014.
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