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The Intentions Book

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

The Intentions Book is a tender and funny novel about love and communication, and the ways our families shape us.

Morris Goldberg is a man who can’t cry. Semi-retired from his career as a metadata analyst, he lives alone and conducts imaginary conversations with his recently-deceased wife, Sadie. Then news arrives that his daughter Rachel is missing in the bush, with bad weather on the way.

While Morris waits for news, he thinks back over his life, and as memory and dream start to merge, key scenes from his childhood and marriage play out in his imagination and the urgent questions of a lifetime press forward. What happens to us in moments of crisis? Are we capable of change? How can we express our true feelings? How do we survive the endless dance of estrangement and intimacy.

 

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A very original and powerful book about memory and its fragility but also its sweetness. A real favourite of our many book clubs and a book which lingers in the mind – and also in the heart.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/10/2013
Country
New Zealand
Author
Publisher
Victoria University Press

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