Die ander Marta | General Fiction
Human & Rousseau
Baker is known and loved as a wonderful storyteller with a large number of loyal fans, especially women readers. Diane de Beer said of her previous novel: “Baker has always had a way with people in her books and this is how she brings you into the heart of the story.” (Pretoria News, 7/05/01)
With sensitivity and humour Baker focuses in her new novel on a middle-aged woman who breaks away from her subservient role in a traditional marriage. She is so desperate she actually contemplates suicide, but after a failed attempt she finds refuge with simple fisher folk. The novel alternates between the woman and her husband’s point of view and shows how each of them achieves a new understanding.