• Black Ice Matter

Black Ice Matter

Black Ice Matter

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  • Author
    Gina Cole
  • Publisher
    Huia Publishers
  • Publication date
    01 November 2016

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Black Ice Matter

  • Author

    Gina Cole

  • Date Published

    01 November 2016

  • Publisher

    Huia Publishers

  • Pages

    250 pages

  • ISBN

    9781775503088

Book Description

This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected. In the stories, a woman is caught between traditional Fijian ways and the brutality of the military dictatorship; a glaciology researcher falls into a crevasse and confronts the unexpected; two women lose children in freak shooting accidents; a young child in a Barbie Doll sweatshop dreams of a different life; secondary school girls struggle with secrets about an addicted janitor; and two women take a deathly trip through a glacier melt stream. These are some of the unpredictable stories in this collection that follow themes of ice and glaciers in the heat of the South Pacific and take us into unusual lives and explorations.

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