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Gunn, Kirsty

Works: 49 works in 220 publications in 9 languages and 2,932 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, win
Classifications: PS3557.U4864, 813.54
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Rain by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 571 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 537 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 )

26 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 366 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 334 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 )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 280 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 166 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 )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 141 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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline's bikini by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art needs a sense of lack to bring about its own effects; where there is no feeling of need to make up a shortfall, there will be no work. Alright I said, I'll try... This is how Emily Stuart opens the intricately involved account of a classic love affair that becomes Caroline's Bikini: a tale of hope, passion, and the power of the imagination. For they say, the story of love - or, rather, falling in love - is timeless, and that unrequited love is the most passionate of all. It's certainly a narrative that is, in its own curious and enticing way, as old as Western literature itself. The moment Emily's friend Evan Gordonstone, a successful middle-aged financier, meets the glamorous Caroline Beresford at Richmond home, we are immediately immersed a whole new kind of world. Thus begins a hypnotic series of intense conversations set against the beguiling backdrop of West London's bars, fuelled by liberal G&Ts. From early winter to July's hot swelter, Emily narrates Evan's passion for Caroline - a former horsewoman and PR expert, and now mother, hostess, housewife and landlady - to the brink of his own destruction.!"--Publisher's description
My Katherine Mansfield project by Kirsty Gunn( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded version of work originally published by Bridget William Books in 2014 under the title: Thorndon : Wellington and home : my Katherine Mansfield project
Going bush by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
BWB Texts by Martin Edmond( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning New Zealand writers Martin Edmond, Maurice Gee, Kirsty Gunn and Owen Marshall explore life and memory in this bundle of BWB Texts
Thorndon : Wellington and home : my Katherine Mansfield project by Kirsty Gunn( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exquisitely written 'notebook' - 'My Katherine Mansfield Project' - Gunn explores the meaning of 'home'
La Grande musique [papiers choisis] by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 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
Rain by Christine Jeffs( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een dertienjarig meisje wordt tijdens de zomervakantie bewust van haar eigen seksualiteit
Dangerous dog : a short story from the collection, Reader, I married him by Kirsty Gunn( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story by Kirsty Gunn from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre. In 'Dangerous Dog', a fitness instructor teaches teenage boys how to handle a pit bull terrier by telling them Jane Eyre's story. Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader, I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Bronte's game-changing novel and its beloved narrator
For a' that : a celebration of Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 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
Lluvia by Kirsty Gunn( Book )

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

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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.34 for Rain / ... to 0.96 for 44 : un an ...)

FeatherstoneThe keepsakeThis place you return to is homeThe boy and the seaMr Gilfil's love storyPotiki
Alternative Names
Kirsty Gunn écrivaine néo-zélandaise

Kirsty Gunn neuseeländisch-britische Schriftstellerin

Kirsty Gunn schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland


English (129)

French (17)

German (16)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (7)

Catalan (6)

Swedish (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)