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The Absolute Book
 

The Absolute Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Knox, Elizabeth

Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - insects, damp, light, fire, car...elessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the attention it brings her is good. There are questions about a fire in the library at Princes Gate, her grandparents' house, and about an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter. A policeman, Jacob Berger, has questions about a cold case. There are threatening phone calls. And a shadowy young man named Shift appears, bringing his shadows with him. Taryn, Jacob, Shift - three people are driven towards a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy, intimate in tone. A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things people think they've shaken from their trails find their scent again. A book about beautiful societies founded on theft and treachery, and one in which dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, set in London, Norfolk, and the Wye Valley; in Auckland, New Zealand; in the Island of Apples and Summer Road of the Sidhe; at Hell's Gate; in the Tacit with its tombs; and in the hospitals and train stations of Purgatory. Cover: Catherine Nelson, Lost (2014). `The master is present. To read Knox on such a huge canvas - to be immersed in her worlds, wrapped in her intelligence and craft so completely - is an experience not be missed. Lessing, Le Guin, Knox - books where the best hearts meet the best minds meet the best imaginations are few and far between. The Absolute Book is a triumph of fantasy grounded in the reality and challenges of the moment we live in.' -Pip Adam
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ISBN 9781776562305
Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
Publisher Victoria University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781776562305
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Published 12 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Knox, Elizabeth
Category Fantasy Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code NZ823.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Libraries - Fiction, Libraries
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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