The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit and so the madness begins. Mermaid Fillet is an explosively fun crime noir set in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. It combines gritty violence, incisive humour, and magical realism to make a blisteringly fresh and distinctively South African novel.
Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne
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.
Mermaid Fillet is about violence, feminism and how you dala what you must.