Deeper Water

Deeper Water

eBook - 2014
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Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it. One day, during a heavy downpour, Mema saves a stranger from a flooded creek. She takes him into her family home, where, marooned by floods, he has to stay until the waters recede. And without either of them realising it, he opens the door to a new world of possibilities that threaten to sweep Mema into the deep. 'She takes us to a place of the strangest innocence and lovingness ... And she takes us to a physical place that's quite her own, and when you go to her country - the lush but uneasy country inland from Byron Bay - you recognise at once that she's the voice of it, the country speaks in her voice, though the captivating wise gentleness of that voice belongs only to Jessie. - Peter Bishop.
Publisher: [Sydney] : 2014. 4th Estate,
ISBN: 9781460702000
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital

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Feb 12, 2015

The second book from this up and coming Australian writer explores, again, the unsettling impact of external influences on people living in an insular life in a remote location. In this case, the life of Mema, a 22 year-old girl living with her mother in rural NSW, is turned upside-down when she rescues a young man from a swollen creek near her home. In the process, Mena makes discoveries about herself and the world that exists beyond the margins of her innocent, comfortable existence. Although this novel lacks some of the dramatic tension of “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (the author’s first novel) it is a lovely portrayal of a young woman who is both vulnerable and resourceful.

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