The Virgin In The Treehouse
A young woman with an unshakable faith in the Immaculate Conception awaits celestial instruction while living in a treehouse at the back of a friend’s home. A failed artist whose deepest desires are only ever revealed to her in the dreams which she never remembers. A wise woman who lives in a red car. A domestic worker whose daily experience of atrocity forms the fabric of her life. And a King whose chest is home to a bird of paradise. These are some of the unforgettable characters in Willemien de Villiers’ new novel, The Virgin in the Treehouse. Her delicate touch and sensual flair for storytelling is both thought-provoking and timely.
Dinaane: Short Stories by South African Women. Ed Maggie Davey, Telegram Books.