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The Wilderness
 

The Wilderness (Paperback)

By Harvey, Samantha

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It's Jake's birthday. He is sitting in a small plane, being flown over the landscape that has been the backdrop to his life - his childhood, his marriage, his work, his passions. Now he is in his early sixties, and he isn't quite the man he used to be. He has lost his wife, his s...on is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake struggles to hold on to his personal story, to his memories and identity, but they become increasingly elusive and unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? And why exactly is his son in prison? What went so wrong in his life? There was a cherry tree once, and a yellow dress, but what exactly do they mean? As Jake, assisted by 'poor Eleanor', a childhood friend with whom for some unfathomable reason he seems to be sleeping, fights the inevitable dying of the light, the key events of his life keep changing as he tries to grasp them, and what until recently seemed solid fact is melting into surreal dreams or nightmarish imaginings. Is there anything he'll be able to salvage from the wreckage? Beauty, perhaps, the memory of love, or nothing at all? From the first sentence to the last, The Wilderness holds us in its grip. This is writing of extraordinary power and beauty.
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ISBN 9780099526537
Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780099526537
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 1 Apr 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harvey, Samantha
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 234g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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