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The Sea-wreck Stranger

The Sea-wreck Stranger (Paperback, New title)

By Mackenzie, Anna

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Ness, lives with her brother and their cousin's family on Dunnett Island. The island people live a life close to the land: they are ruled by the seasons, but live in constant fear of all things that come from the sea. In the past they lost many of their folk to the ocean's toxins..., and to illness brought by the occasional refugee who managed to land on their shores, seeking help. The adults in this community have been hardened by fear, loss and superstition: as a result Ness and the other young people live a restricted, hard-working life. However, the three teenage cousins - Ness, Ty and Sophie - defy the adults' orders about keeping away from the sea and whenever they can escape unnoticed, they explore and forage in a concealed cove. It's there, in the cove, where they discover a body washed ashore; a man who has been shipwrecked. Delirious and injured, he is barely alive. The three are uncertain: terrified of what might happen to the man, and to them, if he is discovered by their elders. Yet Ness - whose father was a fisherman, before the sea turned traitor - quickly realises that his very existence heralds the possibility that there are other lands, other survivors, and also the possibility that the world's seas are healing. She undertakes a foolhardy, courageous gamble when she decides to keep the stranger concealed and alive. All too soon she risks everything, including her own life, to help him escape when her close-minded, 'witchhunting' community discovers her secret. Ness is an imaginative, independent young woman who questions and seeks meaning in a world her elders would drain of all variety and joy. Gothic in setting, The Sea-wreck Stranger is a gripping post-apocalyptic novel.
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ISBN 9781877361883
Published NZ 17 Aug 2007
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Series The Sea-wreck Stranger Trilogy (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781877361883
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Published 17 Aug 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Mackenzie, Anna
Series The Sea-wreck Stranger Trilogy (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2008
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Fiction Dealing With Environmental Issues
LIANZA 2008 Finalist Esther Glen Aw (Fiction)
LIANZA 2008 Finalists
Storylines Notable Books Awards 2008
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 204g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult;Young adult