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Love as a Stranger

Love as a Stranger
  

"Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the Symonds Street Cemetery. As she pauses at the grave of Emily Keeling, murdered in 1886 by a rejected suitor, a stranger named Hartley strikes up a conversation. Before l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775538578
Barcode 9781775538578
Published 28 March 2016 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Marshall, Owen

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ISBN-13 9781775538578
ISBN-10 1775538575
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage New Zealand
Publication Date 28 March 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Marshall, Owen
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 402g
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 640941

Description of this Book

rilliantly tracing the progress of unexpected love and the perils of relationships, this gripping novel is a tour de force.

Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the Symonds Street Cemetery. As she pauses at the grave of Emily Keeling, murdered in 1886 by a rejected suitor, a stranger named Hartley strikes up a conversation. Before long he arranges to meet Sarah for coffee.

So their friendship begins, and soon blossoms into an affair, rich in mutual understanding and sexual excitement. But love may become obsession, which brings with it disquieting demands, even menace.

'When love is not madness, it is not love.'

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Fiction 2017

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Author's Bio

Owen Marshall, described by Vincent O'Sullivan as New Zealand's best prose writer', is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and anthologist, who has written or edited 30 books, including the bestselling novel The Larnachs. Numerous awards for his fiction include the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, fellowships at Otago and Canterbury universities, and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. In 2000 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to literature; in 2012 was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) and in 2013 received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction. In 2000 his novel Harlequin Rex won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction. Many of his other books have been shortlisted for major awards, and his work has been extensively anthologised. In addition, in 2003 he was the inaugural recipient of the Creative New Zealand Writers' Fellowship, and was the 2009/10 Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellow. In 2006 he was invited by the French Centre National du Livre to participate in their Les Belles Etranges festival and subsequent tour, anthology and documentary. He was the President of Honour of the New Zealand Society of Authors, 2007u08, and delivered the 2010 Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture. He was a school teacher for many years, having graduated with an MA (Hons) from the University of Canterbury, which in 2002 awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and in 2005 appointed him an adjunct professor. See more at www.owenmarshall.net.nz. Many leading contemporary writers have counted themselves amongst his admirers, including Janet Frame and Fiona Kidman, who wrote of his work

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