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Scented

Scented
 

"As a university lecturer, Sin didnt need a signature scent to know who she was. But, prompted by her job loss following restructuring of the humanities - and the effect this has on her identity - she begins to construct a perfume of herself. Note by perfume note, referencing sce... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143773283
Barcode 9780143773283
Published 17 September 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Fearnley, Laurence
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ISBN-13 9780143773283
ISBN-10 0143773283
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 17 September 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fearnley, Laurence
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 344g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 994778

Description of this Book

A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me to the idea of a signature scent. After fourteen years as a university lecturer, Si n is made redundant as a result of restructuring in the Humanities. As a professional, financially independent woman, she didn't need a signature scent to know who she was. But now, having lost her sense of purpose and identity, she begins to construct a perfume of herself. Note by perfume note, referencing scent memories and recent events, she rebuilds herself, Scented.

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Author's Bio

Laurence Fearnley is an award-winning novelist. Her novel The Hut Builder won the fiction category of the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards and was shortlisted for the international 2010 Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain writing. Her 2014 novel Reach was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Edwin and Matilda was runner-up in the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and her second novel, Room, was shortlisted for the 2001 Montana Book Awards. In 2017 she was the joint winner of the Landfall essay competition and in 2016 she won the NZSA/ Janet Frame Memorial Award. In 2004 Fearnley was awarded the Artists to Antarctica Fellowship and in 2007 the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. In 2019 she was awarded the Arts Foundation Laureate for literature. Laurence Fearnley lives in Dunedin with her husband and son.

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