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Deeper Water
Author: Jessie Cole

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780732298586
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Dims (mm): 155 x 232
Pub Date: 01-08-14
Pub Country: Australia
Condition: NEW

A profound and sensuous novel of grace and beauty from a stunning young Australian talent. Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it. One day, during a heavy downpour, Mema saves a stranger from a raging creek. She takes him into her family home, where, marooned by rising floods, he has to stay until the waters recede. His sudden presence is unsettling - for Mema, her mother and her wild friend Anja - but slowly he opens the door to a new world of beckoning possibilities that threaten to sweep Mema into the deep. 'A fine and elegantly written novel from an impressive writer' The Australian 'She ...takes the reader into a magical place.' Sydney Morning Herald 'A softly spoken coming-of-age tale that deserves the label tour de force.' North & South magazine 'She takes us to a place of the strangest innocence and lovingness ...And she takes us to a physical place that's quite her own, and when you go to her country - the lush but uneasy country inland from Byron Bay - you recognise at once that she's the voice of it, the country speaks in her voice, though the captivating wise gentleness of that voice belongs only to Jessie. ' Peter Bishop

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