The Still Point

The Still Point

Book - 2011
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As her own marriage falters, Julia discovers papers and artifacts related to her great-grand-uncle's Arctic expedition and subsequent disappearance--as well as his relationship with his wife--and makes a shocking discovery that shatters her long-held image of the couple's romance.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2011.
ISBN: 9781582437095
1582437092
Characteristics: 307 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.

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Aug 06, 2012

Told over one day, this story is of both the heroine's ancestors a century ago and of her marriage today. Julie's great-great uncle was an Arctic explorer and she is archiving his letters, diaries and possessions in his house, in which she and her husband now live. The novel is restrained and dreamlike. Sackville has been compared with a young Rachel Cusk and a young Virginia Wolff. I liked this book.

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