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Gunn, Kirsty

Overview
Works: 43 works in 200 publications in 9 languages and 2,960 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Short stories  Anecdotes  Social problem films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.U4864, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Rain by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Janey and her family settle into their isolated cottage for another perfect seaside holiday. Her days are full of swimming and fishing. At night her parents give parties where the adults drink, dance and flirt. Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents' marriage. Watching her mother begin an affair with a visiting photographer, she starts to discover her own sexuality
Featherstone by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious disappearance and absence of a young woman from an isolated Scottish town has a profound impact on the lives of everyone she touched, but her possible homecoming could provide even more unsettling changes in their lives
The keepsake by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl raised on her mother's stories of a father she never knew begins reliving her mother's cycle of pain, abandonment and desire. A portrait of a daughter whose life is threatening to collapse under the weight of her mother's past
This place you return to is home by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on family life. In Not That Much to Go On, a wife flees her oppressive husband, taking the children to her hometown, while in Not That Much to Go On: 2, the same children dream of fleeing their oppressive mother. By a New Zealand writer
The big music : (selected papers) by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', a world-famous piper who has come to the end of his life and is writing one final tune that tells the story of his family and history - one that is full of secrets and stories that up until now have always been kept private
The boy and the sea by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of a summer's day, Ward is waiting on the beach. His friend, Alex, wants him to come to a party at Alison's where there'll be girls and drinks and possibilities of fun. But Ward is shy and self-conscious and struggling to move from under the weight of his powerful father. He'd rather wait on the beach for the surf to come up. As the sun moves towards its highest point, the tide changes and Ward is faced with a dramatic event that will change his life forever
Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises. These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret - and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships. In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest; fathers absent in body or mind; husbands who look the other way; complacency turned to spite and apathy turned to betrayal. At the same time Gunn pursues the glorious rush of a snap decision, the liberty of answering that siren call of a better life elsewhere. Written with Gunn's trademark attention to nuances of behaviour, motive and even landscape, 'Infidelity' is a temptingly beautiful work that asks 'what if?' and dares to find out
Mr Gilfil's love story by George Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Katherine Mansfield project by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, Kirsty Gunn returned to spend the winter in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, also the place where Katherine Mansfield grew up. In this exquisitely written "notebook," which blends memoir, biography, and essay, Gunn records that winter-long experience and the unparalleled insight it allowed her into Mansfield's fiction. Gunn explores the idea of home and belonging-and of the profound influence of Mansfield's work on her own creative journey. She asks whether it is even possible to "come home"--And who are we when we get there'
Bārān by Christine Jeffs( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Janey and her family settle into their isolated cottage for another perfect seaside holiday. Her days are full of swimming and fishing. At night her parents give parties where the adults drink, dance and flirt. Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents' marriage. Watching her mother begin an affair with a visiting photographer, she starts to discover her own sexuality
Der Junge und das Meer by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and Danish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Sutherland is dying, whilst creating a musical composition that will define the Grey House. He has little idea of how his tune will echo or play in the world and as the story progresses, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge with those around him
La Grande musique [papiers choisis] by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potiki by Patricia Grace( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small coastal community threatened by developers, the local Maori become afraid, confused and angry, until a prophet child shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast money talk
For a' that : a celebration of Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lluvia by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

44, un an de ma vie d'écrivain à la maison by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

44 Augenblicke Aufzeichnungen einer entschiedenen Mutter by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going bush by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirsty Gunn is known for the powerful use of landscape in her fiction. In Going bush, landscape again comes to the forefront as she revisits the vistas of her childhood in New Zealand, evoking an ethereal and meditative autobiography of place. Revisiting with words the landscapes she once explored by sight, sound, and touch, Gunn uncovers what is wild about these places, in particular the bush. Interweaving essay, memoir, and narrative, she recalls the ways in which the landscape s very foreignness could also have provided refuge to a child an escape from the suffocating cultural norms of colonial society. Gunn s words are accompanied by a series of images made specially for the cahier by her sister, Merran Gunn, which extend the exploration of words capabilities and their limitations in attempting to address the particularities of place
44 things : a year of life at home by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and breathtaking intimate treasury of stories, essays, poems and letters celebrating marriage, friendship and motherhood - written over the course of one year
 
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Rain
Alternative Names
Kirsty Gunn neuseeländisch-britische Schriftstellerin

Kirsty Gunn schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland

克絲堤·甘恩

Languages
English (118)

French (18)

German (15)

Spanish (7)

Catalan (6)

Dutch (6)

Swedish (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
FeatherstoneThe keepsakeThis place you return to is homeThe boy and the seaMr Gilfil's love storyPotiki44 things : a year of life at home