The Still Point: A Novel

The Still Point: A Novel

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by Amy Sackville
     
 

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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,

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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 moves 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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ISBN-13:
9781582438009
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Still Point: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel quietly invites you into the world of 100 years ago on an expedition to the Pole, and the contemporary English young woman living in her own skin as well as a family heirloom house. You learn about 2 generations in her family and the relationships that formed her life. Well written and worth the time.
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