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Loving Sylvie
 

Loving Sylvie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smither, Elizabeth

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"A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between the points of view of eac... read full description below.

ISBN 9781988547114
Barcode 9781988547114
Published 1 April 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988547114
ISBN-10 1988547113
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 1 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smither, Elizabeth
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Relationships - Fiction, Families - Fiction, New Zealand fiction, Families, New Zealand fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 968283

Description of this Book

A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between the points of view of each main character, telling their stories with gentle, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, food, rivalries, marriages, pets and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. Elizabeth draws the threads of each story together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending. Fans of Elizabeth's writing will love this new novel and those new to her writing will discover the delights of her careful, sensual prose. Described as having 'a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail', Elizabeth is one of New Zealand's finest writers.

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Author's Bio

Elizabeth Smither has published 18 collections of poetry and was New Zealand's poet laureate from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of Auckland, and in 2008 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. She has also published five novels and five short story collections, as well as journals and memoirs. Her poetry collection Night Horse won the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2018.

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