The Ice Shelf
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 is a poet, novelist and screenplay editor. She won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, for Sing-Song in 2004 and The Darling North in 2013. Her novel The Last Days of the National Costume was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction in 2014
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