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Swimmers' Rope
Swimmers' Rope (Large Print)
by Stephanie Johnson
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Published on: 12 October 2013
Categories Fiction
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Our Price: NZ$39.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781459672437
About the Book
A powerful novel about friendship, guilt and sex and our changing notions of loyalty and culpability. Friends since childhood, Norman and Lyn grow up as next - door neighbours at the turn of the twentieth century. When Lyn is sent to manage a central North Island timber mill at the tender age of fourteen, Norman goes to visit him. There he is forced to confront a mysterious adult truth. Later, in their twenties, the two men commit an act so appalling that it ruptures their friendship for many years. In 1972 the elderly Norman meets a young woman in a pub. Burdened by the memory he must at long last assuage, he presses Bronwyn into becoming his unwilling confessor.
About the Author
Stephanie Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, and many fine novels. The New Zealand Listener commented that 'Stephanie Johnson is a writer of talent and distinction. Over the course of an award - winning career - during which she has written plays, poetry, short stories and novels - she has become a significant presence in the New Zealand literary landscape, a presence cemented and enhanced by her roles as critic and creative writing teacher.' The Shag Incident won the Montana Medal for Fiction in 2002, and Belief was shortlisted for the same award. Stephanie has also won the Bruce Mason Playwrights Award and Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. Many of her novels have been published in Australia, America and the United Kingdom. She co - founded the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival with Peter Wells in 1999 and is a trustee of the festival.
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