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The Trouble With Fire

The Trouble With Fire

Author: Fiona Kidman
$37.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

Fiona Kidman has a genius for peeling back the lives of ordinary people to reveal their hidden passions and complexities. In this brilliant new collection, she explores - with her customary subtlety and insight - how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion - whether it be the impossible love of a pregnant woman for a married man, grief for a dead baby or loss of a young woman in mysterious circumstances. Ranging in time from the colonial period to the present day, these stories by one of New Zealand's foremost writers are beautifully crafted, intriguing and evocative.

About the author:
Fiona Kidman was born in 1940. She has worked as a librarian, creative writing teacher, radio producer and critic, but primarily as a writer. To date she has published over 20 books, including novels, poetry, non-fiction and a play. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature. Her last novel, The Captive Wife, was runner up in the Montana Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction.

Awards

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Fiction

Reviews

'[Her] stories remind me of those of Alice Munro. Though they are very much of a time and place they have a universal dimension.' - Booksellers News.

Author description

Fiona Kidman was born in 1940. She has worked as a librarian, creative writing teacher, radio producer and critic, but primarily as a writer. To date she has published over 20 books, including novels, poetry, non-fiction and a play. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature. Her last novel, The Captive Wife, was runner up in the Montana Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869793593
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.2
  • : 280
  • : Fiona Kidman
  • : Paperback