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Video: Lauren Beukes Introduces Broken Monsters and its Characters to German Readers

Where books written by South African authors are concerned it is an indisputable fact that Lauren Beukes is among the favourites on the global literary scene.

A frequent visitor to international shores to engage with her audience, Beukes recently paid a visit to Germany where her German publisher Rowohlt Verlag filmed a short series of videos in which she introduces her latest bestseller – Broken Monsters.

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In these clips Beukes chats about some of the leading characters in her book and Detroit, the city where it is set. “The character of the city is as much character as any of the people in the book. Detroit is such a strange and amazing place,” the author says.

Detective Gabriella Versado is “a very tough cop”, the Beukes notes, “but she’s also very jaded.” Gabby, as she is known throughout the story, is tasked with dealing with a very disturbing, unique case in Broken Monsters.

Watch the videos for more on the individuals you will meet when reading this sensational suspense novel:

 
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