The Still Point (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 13/12/2010
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood. A hundred years later, on a sweltering mid-summer's day, Edward's great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage. But as afternoon turns into evening, Julia makes a discovery that splinters her long-held image of Edward and Emily's romance, and her husband Simon faces a precipitous choice that will decide the future of their relationship. Sharply observed and deeply engaging, The Still Point is a powerful literary debut, and a moving meditation on the distances - geographical and emotional - that can exist between two people.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846272301
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 200 x 133 mm

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“a beautiful and haunting book”

'The still point' is simply a beautiful book. It is many things - a love story, a story of broken dreams, of loss, and the story of a doomed victorian exploration.
. It takes place over two time frames - a... More

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