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Meltwater (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ashmore, Suzanne

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`Meltwater' is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of her, all created to bury shocking memories of abuse. Related with evocative immed...iacy, narrator Beatrice, uncovers stories from Elizabeth's early life, traversing moody, physical and emotional landscapes. Vivid and visual vignettes are set against the brooding backdrop of the Southern Alps, the brittle cold of the Central Plateau and the volatile, volcanic slopes of Mt Taranaki, to where Elizabeth finally escapes, hoping for a new start. But once there, disquieting incidents shatter her mind, forcing interim asylum care. A place of silence, sorrow and loss. Even so, after leaving hospital and ultimately achieving the stability she desires, unsettling shadows still infiltrate the present. With therapist guidance, Elizabeth must choose, leave her story suspended in a glacial state, or make the torturous journey with her alters to the tower of forgotten memories. She has no choice; with that first step, her story, frozen in time has begun to melt. There is no turning back. Yet, an ultimate mystery persists and Elizabeth is haunted by this unknowing. Will the final story free her? Poignant, cruel, chilling, yet life affirming, written with lyrical, edgy grace.
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ISBN 9780473472313
Published NZ 6 Jun 2019
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
726 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780473472313
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Imprint Mary Egan Publishing
Published 6 Jun 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ashmore, Suzanne
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade