The Still Point (Paperback)

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, 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, and her husband Simon faces a precipitous choice that will decide the future of their relationship. Sharply observed and deeply engaging, The Still Point is a powerful literary debut, and a moving meditation on the distances - geographical and emotional - that can exist between two people.


Product Details

  • Product code: ADBDL
  • ISBN: 9781846272301
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Mon Dec 13 00:00:00 GMT 2010
  • Book points: 7

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