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The Absolute Book
 

The Absolute Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Knox, Elizabeth

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Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - insects, damp, light, fire, car...elessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the attention it brings her is good. There are questions about a fire in the library at Princes Gate, her grandparents' house, and about an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter. A policeman, Jacob Berger, has questions about a cold case. There are threatening phone calls. And a shadowy young man named Shift appears, bringing his shadows with him. Taryn, Jacob, Shift - three people are driven towards a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy, intimate in tone. A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things people think they've shaken from their trails find their scent again. A book about beautiful societies founded on theft and treachery, and one in which dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, set in London, Norfolk, and the Wye Valley; in Auckland, New Zealand; in the Island of Apples and Summer Road of the Sidhe; at Hell's Gate; in the Tacit with its tombs; and in the hospitals and train stations of Purgatory. Cover: Catherine Nelson, Lost (2014). `The master is present. To read Knox on such a huge canvas - to be immersed in her worlds, wrapped in her intelligence and craft so completely - is an experience not be missed. Lessing, Le Guin, Knox - books where the best hearts meet the best minds meet the best imaginations are few and far between. The Absolute Book is a triumph of fantasy grounded in the reality and challenges of the moment we live in.' -Pip Adam
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ISBN 9781776562305
Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
Publisher Victoria University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781776562305
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Published 12 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Knox, Elizabeth
Category Fantasy Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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