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Melt

Melt
 

This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite.

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ISBN 9780473470531
Published 14 May 2019 by Mary Egan Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Murray, Jeff
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ISBN-13 9780473470531
ISBN-10 0473470535
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Imprint Mary Egan Publishing
Publication Date 14 May 2019
International Release Date 1 June 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Murray, Jeff
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 290
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 986536

Description of this Book

This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting continent, is thrust into the centre of the climate crises. Vai Shuster, the Advocate of a tiny, broken island, must find a place for her community in a world that's not sure it needs the poor.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A chilling tale of power and treachery set against the future of the last great resource on the Planet...Antarctica. - Sir Bob Harvey. This vividly written adventure is a gut-gripping reminder that New Zealand's region of influence, from Antarctica to low lying atolls of the South Pacific, is in the heart of the world's greatest ever catastrophe - climate change. Read this brilliant debut novel by Jeff Murray ... then go buy an EV - Sir Rob Fenwick.

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Author's Bio

Jeff has worked in local government and iwi engagement for almost thirty years. He has provided secretariat services to mana whenua forums comprising 19 iwi / hapu groups in Auckland, programme manged the master planning and advocacy of 500ha urban expansion, worked as a manager of transport strategy and acting manager of urban design and development. The idea for this manuscript came from a presentation by a climate scientist Jeff heard while studying at Cambridge University for a Masters in Land Economy in 2010. Part of the presentation included a discussion of the difficulty to engage the public on climate science because people had trouble thinking about apocalyptic failure. At one level Jeff's novel seeks to be a bridge between science and the public's willingness to believe - story telling as the collaborative bridge.

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