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Description - Limestone by Fiona Farrell

A fabulous multi-levelled novel, shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards. Clare Lacey is on a quest. In Ireland to attend an art history conference, she sets out to find her father who walked out one day to buy a packet of cigarettes when she was a child, and disappeared. She is urged on her way by chance encounters- with a woman in a high tower, a blind man at a crossroads, a singer whose song she does not understand . . . Clues lie all around on a labyrinth of walls - but the final clue lies deep within. With Irish roots and a nod to the Irish classic, The Year of the Hiker by John B. Keane, this is a contemporary novel about inheritance, belief, art, love . . . and limestone.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869791681
ISBN-10: 1869791681
Format: Paperback / softback
(199mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage New Zealand
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Fiona Farrell

Fiona Farrell is one of New Zealand s leading writers, publishing fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. She has also collaborated as a lyricist with some of New Zealand s leading composers. Born in Oamaru and educated at the universities of Otago and Toronto, she has published volumes of poetry, collections of short stories, non-fiction works, and many novels. In 2007 she received the New Zealand Prime Minister s Award for Fiction, and in the 2012 Queen s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours List was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature. Farrell has been a guest at many arts festivals throughout New Zealand, and has also appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Vancouver International Writers Festival. Farrell has won many awards, including the inaugural Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights, the 2011 Burns Fellowship, and the 1995 Mansfield Fellowship in Menton. Critics describe her work as richly textured, lucid, energetic and original, rich in detail, deeply pleasurable, unpredictable, brilliant. See more at www.fionafarrell.com. er debut novel The Skinny Louie Book won the New Zealand Book Award

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