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The Burning River

By: Patchett, Lawrence

1776562232 / 9781776562237
Paperback / softback
Published 30/04/2020
New Zealand
336 pages
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In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van's life in the swamp is hazardous.

Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive.

When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility-a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prospect of a rebuilt world. `Patchett's is an extraordinary imaginative achievement: an unsettlingly strange, and fully realised, narrative situation and world.

I read The Burning River experiencing a mixture of intellectual exhilaration and emotional agitation of an intensity fiction has not produced in me for some time.'-Dougal McNeill


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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