Books by Yvonne Vera

THE STONE VIRGINS by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A fine, excruciatingly delineated portrayal of the malevolent effects of war on a people."
The Zimbabwean war against British rule—and the subsequent civil turmoil of the 1980s—are backdrop for the author's latest African tale of maimed, haunted lovers. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Vera is one of the freshest, most evocative prose writers since Ondaatje, her sophisticated lyricism offering a poised tension as it details shattered landscapes, bodies, and dreams."
Two early novels showing the mesmerizing poeticism of Zimbabwean Vera (Butterfly Burning, 2000), this time in the lives and fortunes of two young women seeking a measure of solace in a war-torn, poverty-ridden, yet naturally beautiful land. Read full book review >
BUTTERFLY BURNING by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Evocative but drenched in often overwrought imagery ('sees the sky peel off the earth that is the distance between the land and the sky'; 'her body a flame searching: nothing can sanction courage but desire') that makes for a diffuse fable more than a particularized novel."
A poignant tale of love and ambition overwhelmed by self-consciously poetic prose: in a first US appearance for Zimbabwean author Vera. Read full book review >