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A summer of drowning

Author: John Burnside
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a critical point in her career, painter Angelika Rossdal moves to Kvaloya, a small island deep in the Arctic Circle, to dedicate herself to the solitary pursuit of her craft. With her, she brings her young daughter, Liv, who grows up isolated and unable or unwilling to make friends her own age. Now 28, Liv looks back on her life.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Ghost stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burnside
ISBN: 9780099422372 0099422379
OCLC Number: 778269661
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2011.
Awards: Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2011
Description: 327 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Burnside.

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A young girl, Liv, lives with her mother on a remote island in the Arctic Circle. Her only friend is an old man who beguiles her with tales of trolls, mermaids, and the huldra, a wild spirit who  Read more...

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"It's very, very rare for a writer to be equally good at poems and novels. John Burnside is. He's a brilliant poet, a brilliant memoirist, and a brilliant novelist ... breathtakingly good" -- Read more...

 
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