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Someone'S Wife: A Memoir of Sorts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Burgess, Linda

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These pieces read like the freshest of recent novels: clever, restrained and wittily observant. They range across the personal and the observational. There are essays on her lifetime of being an All Black wife (once an AB, always an AB); her love of teaching, education and the yo... read full description below.

ISBN 9781988547251
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Published 3 September 2019 by Allen & Unwin
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ISBN-13 9781988547251
ISBN-10 1988547253
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 3 September 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Burgess, Linda
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 824.92
Catalogue Code 996135

Description of this Book

These pieces read like the freshest of recent novels: clever, restrained and wittily observant. They range across the personal and the observational. There are essays on her lifetime of being an All Black wife (once an AB, always an AB); her love of teaching, education and the young; and a powerful essay on the death of her baby, Toby, striking in its honesty. Linda is interested in family and friendship; shared and sometimes distorted memories. Her personal truths link to universal truths. Linda explores the era in which she grew up, and her experiences are timeless. She looks at living overseas, at children leaving home, at house-hunting in Wellington, at travelling with a grandchild, at Leonard Cohen concerts as a tribal gathering. The essay collection as memoir is a genre gaining momentum, and in the hands of a writer as accomplished as Linda Burgess. its universality is charming.

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Author's Bio

Linda Burgess is the author of three novels, three non-fiction titles and one collection of short stories. She is a monthly television reviewer on Radio New Zealand on Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, and was a television and film reviewer at The Dominion Post for several years. She has won several literary awards and has been a judge for a number of our national awards. Linda was a finalist in the Voyager Media Awards 2019 with her essay 'We'd be called WAGs now'. She lives in Wellington.

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