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Drybread / Owen Marshall.

By: Marshall, Owen, 1941-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Readers' Choice: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007Description: 271 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419196 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): APA psychotherapy videotape series IV -- Fiction | Journalists -- Fiction | Parental kidnapping -- Fiction | Custody of children -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- New Zealand -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction 21st century | Central Otago District (N.Z.) -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Fiction | Central Otago district, New Zealand -- Fiction | Otago (N.Z.) -- Fiction | Otago, Central (N.Z.) -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | General fiction. | New Zealand fiction, 21st century.DDC classification: Free Fiction Subject: A graveyard is all that's left of the remote Central Otago settlement of Drybread, which miners, often hungry and disappointed, once searched for gold. It is to an old cottage nearby that Penny Maine-King flees with her young son, defying a Californian court order awarding custody of the child to her estranged husband. And seeking her in this austere, burnt country is journalist Theo Esler. He is after a story, but he discovers something far more personal and significant.
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A graveyard is all that's left of the remote Central Otago settlement of Drybread, which miners, often hungry and disappointed, once searched for gold. It is to an old cottage nearby that Penny Maine-King flees with her young son, defying a Californian court order awarding custody of the child to her estranged husband. And seeking her in this austere, burnt country is journalist Theo Esler. He is after a story, but he discovers something far more personal and significant. Drybread, Owen Marshall's third novel, is a moving study of love and disappointment, of the harm we do to each other, knowingly and unknowingly, of the power and significance of landscape in our lives. Rich and subtle, it is a compelling book from one of this country's finest writers. 'Marshall is held in uncommon affection by New Zealand readers - generally we admire and respect rather than love our writers.' - Peter Simpson, New Zealand Listener 'I'm an admirer of Owen Marshall's literature, with my favourite stories, chapters, etc.' - Janet Frame 'Among active New Zealand writers only Maurice Gee writes with comparable - and equally unfashionable - moral and psychological weight.'- Lawrence Jones 'I find myself exclaiming over and again with delight at the precision, the beauty, the near perfection of his writing.' - Fiona Kidman, The Dominion.

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A graveyard is all that's left of the remote Central Otago settlement of Drybread, which miners, often hungry and disappointed, once searched for gold. It is to an old cottage nearby that Penny Maine-King flees with her young son, defying a Californian court order awarding custody of the child to her estranged husband. And seeking her in this austere, burnt country is journalist Theo Esler. He is after a story, but he discovers something far more personal and significant.

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