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The Still Point
A Novel

Amy Sackville


Jan 2011

NONE

Trade Cloth

$25.00 US
($30.00 CAN)
978-1-58243-709-5 | 9781582437095
1-58243-709-2 | 1582437092

28 per carton

Fiction/Literature

FICTION

Literary

Winter 2011

Imprint Rights: P: W~D: W

Title Rights: USCO

Product Safety: Mfgr warrants no warnings apply

Published by Counterpoint

Description:
At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood.

A hundred years later, on a sweltering mid-summer’s day, Edward’s great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage. But as afternoon turns into evening, Julia makes a discovery that splinters her long-held image of Edward and Emily’s romance.

The Still Point slaloms through past, present, and future, with dreams revealing a universal simultaneity to the choices we must all make in the faces of love and passion. Long-listed for the Orange Prize, The Still Point is a powerful literary debut, masterfully told in the language of the heart.


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