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WINTERING

Krissy Kneen

  • Original Title: WINTERING
  • Publication date: September 2018
  • Publisher: THE TEXT PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • Country: AU
  • 272 print pages
  • Suspense/Mystery

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: FAMILY, Couple, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Psychological dysfunction, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Integration

Pitch

When Jessica's partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is the mystery of what happened to him - the deserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone. There is also the strange circle of local women. What secrets do they know, that she doesn't?

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Longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) in the Literary fiction book of the year category

Krissy Kneen is an Australian writer. She has been shortlisted three times for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, and in 2014 won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Her book AN UNCERTAIN GRACE was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.

Summary

When Jessica's partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened to him - the deserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself - looming hugely over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island.

But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life, that she doesn't? And why do they believe things that should not - cannot - be true? For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And who - or what - has he become?

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  • Author’s biography

    Krissy Kneen is an Australian writer. She has been shortlisted three times for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, and in 2014 won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Her books include a memoir, AFFECTION, a collection of erotica, TRIPTYCH, and novels such as STEEPLECHASE (2013). Her book AN UNCERTAIN GRACE was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.