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The Ice Shelf

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she’s away. En route she discards section after section of her manuscript in the spirit of editing The Ice Shelf into a stronger, sleeker work of literature.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Anne
Kennedy

Anne Kennedy’s first novel was an experimental work titled 100 Traditional Smiles. She then went on to write Musica Ficta and A Boy and His Uncle. Her most recent work was to write the screenplay for The Monkey’s Mask, a highly successful film based on Dorothy Porter’s verse novel. Anne is also a well known and award winning poet. She lives between Auckland and Honolulu.

Anne Kennedy’s first novel was an experimental work titled 100 Traditional Smiles. She then went on to write Musica Ficta and A Boy and His Uncle. Her most recent work was to write the screenplay for The Monkey’s Mask, a highly successful film based on Dorothy Porter’s verse novel. Anne is also a well known and award winning poet. She lives between Auckland and Honolulu.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

It’s a brilliant tour-de-force from an author at the top of her game. Anne Kennedy focuses her sharp eye for satire on the literati scene, while also emitting a cry from the heart about the future of the planet.

Auckland Libraries, New Zealand

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
New Zealand
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Victoria University Press

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