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This is an auction for LOVE AS A STRANGER, by Owen Marshall.

“Brilliantly tracing the progress of unexpected love and the perils of relationships, this gripping novel is a tour de force. Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the Symonds Street Cemetery. As she pauses at the grave of Emily Keeling, murdered in 1886 by a rejected suitor, a stranger named Hartley strikes up a conversation. Before long he arranges to meet Sarah for coffee. So their friendship begins, and soon blossoms into an affair, rich in mutual understanding and sexual excitement. But love may become obsession, which brings with it disquieting demands, even menace. When love is not madness, it is not love.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Owen Marshall is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and anthologist, who has written or edited 30 books, including the bestselling novel ‘The Larnachs’. Awards for his fiction include the New Zealand Literary Fund Scholarship in Letters, fellowships at Otago and Canterbury universities, and the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France. In 2000 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to literature, in 2012 he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), and in 2013 received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction. Many leading contemporary writers have counted themselves among his admirers, including Janet Frame and Fiona Kidman.

Large format (trade) paperback 2016.

289 pages.

Near new condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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