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A Can of Sunshine

A Can of Sunshine
 

Nancy has gone from NY to NZ and lives a peaceful life with her Kiwi husband, Mike, and their seven-year-old daughter, Chloe until a holiday escape to Fiji takes an unexpected turn. Over the next decade she will have to deal with both the fall-out and her idiosyncratic mother-in-... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780987658753
Published 1 October 2013 by Eunoia Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
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ISBN-13 9780987658753
ISBN-10 0987658751
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Eunoia Publishing
Imprint RSVP Publishing Company Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2013
International Publication Date 1 September 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Leunens, Christine
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 257
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 440368

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Nancy has gone from NY to NZ and lives a peaceful life with her Kiwi husband, Mike, and their seven-year-old daughter, Chloe until a holiday escape to Fiji takes an unexpected turn. Over the next decade she will have to deal with both the fall-out and her idiosyncratic mother-in-law, Edith. Against a backdrop of time passing, life serves up light and darkness, tears, joy and illumination when the three generations of women least expect it.

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Author's Bio

Born in Connecticut to an Italian mother and a Belgian father, author Christine Leunens travelled widely in Europe, Africa and Asia before becoming a Kiwi and settling permanently in New Zealand. Her first novel, Primordial Soup, was published by Dedalus in the UK in 1999 and won praise in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and The Publishers' Weekly - and was put on the essential reading list of contemporary literature by the Government Association of UK Libraries. Her second novel, Caging Skies, was published by Random House New Zealand in 2008, and the French translation was shortlisted for the Prix FNAC and the Prix Medicis. A film adaptation by Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, made the Black List 2012 and has been structured as a German/ American/ New Zealand co-production with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission. In 2008 she received a Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship to write a third novel, A Can of Sunshine, which received a grant from Creative NZ to finalise for publication. Her novels have been translated into French, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Russian and Korean. She lives with her family in the Manawatu and is working on a fourth novel.

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