Dunedin - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Dunedin - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 07/04/2016
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New Zealand, 1909. After weeks at sea the new minister, Jack Mackenzie, arrives from Scotland with his unhappy wife and children in tow. A keen naturalist, he is more enthralled by the botanical - and carnal - delights of Dunedin than in the wellbeing of his flock.
In London, eighty years later, Jack Mackenzie's descendants are middle-aged, searching for a way out of their loneliness. Olive, embittered with her loveless life, steals a baby from a crowded tube; William, distraught at the death of a pupil, abandons his job as headmaster and struggles to fill his empty days. Jay Pascal, a young New Zealand vagrant of mysterious parentage arrives in London, looking for a place where he might belong.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349007199
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
She writes like an angel wielding a scalpel, dissecting her characters with sublime, sharp-edged prose * Guardian *
Her prose is flawlessly seductive and comic, confidently witty and sensual -- Julie Myerson * Independent on Sunday *
She is a dazzling sort of a writer -- Rachel Cooke
Shena Mackay notices a London that passes most writers by . . . Her London is not a convenient backdrop - it is the capital itself, vividly and freshly set down in glancing detail -- Paul Bailey * Independent *
A rich feast to be enjoyed page by page as Mackay, in often dazzling prose, describes the hilarious antics of bibulous writers or, with moving lyricism, those 'surprised by joy' * Kirkus *
What a superbly imaginative writer she is ... Mackay takes large risks, but when they come off the result is breathtaking -- John Banville
An adroit novel that incisively but compassionately deploys a dysfunctional family with familiar problems - isolation, failed hopes, mutual deceit - in comic configurations * New York Times *

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