Zoo City

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Angry Robot, 2011 - Fiction - 383 pages
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Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit - and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her lastpaycheck, she's forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons

The award-winning novel by the Author of The Shining Girls and the highly-acclaimed Moxyland.

FILE UNDER: Urban Fantasy [Gangster Shamen / Symbiotic Familiars / Teen Star Missing / Everything Breaks]

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The prose is good as well. - LibraryThing
Even though the book's ending is pretty beautiful. - LibraryThing
Beukes did her research. - LibraryThing
The ending paid for all. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

Utterly fantastic Johannesburg murder-mystery urban fantasy. December is a wonderfully compelling character and her Sloth is adorable; the plot has just the right number of twists and the worldbuilding is spectacular. Read full review

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User Review  - TheAlternativeOne - LibraryThing

Urban Science Fiction Criminals acquire animal familiars (it happens right after the crime is committed) and most acquire a unique “gift”, as well. Zinzi can track items but can she track a missing ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

LAUREN BEUKES is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist. For the sake of a story, she's jumped out of planes and into shark-infested waters and hung out with teen vampires, township vigilantes, and AIDS activists among other interesting folk. When she's not tutoring her baby daughter in practical ways to take over the world, she also writes books, short stories, magazine articles and TV scripts.

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