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Lifting : a novel / Damien Wilkins.

By: Wilkins, Damien, 1963- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 202 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561025.Subject(s): Store detectives -- Fiction | Job security -- Fiction | Wellington (N.Z.) -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "Amy is a store detective at Cutty's, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She's good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty's is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist. Lifting opens in a police interview room, with Amy narrating the weeks leading up to the chaotic close of Cutty's, a time when the store moves from permanent feature to ruin and when people under stress do strange things. An intense exploration of the moment when the solid ground of a life is taken away, this compelling, swiftly told novel shows how unerringly and vividly Damien Wilkins traces the stress fractures of contemporary lives"--Back cover.
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Amy is a store detective at Cutty's, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She's good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty's is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist. Tis compelling novel opens in a police interview room, with Amy narrating the weeks leading up to the chaotic close of Cutty's, a time when the store moves from permanent feature to ruin and when people under stress do strange things. An intense exploration of the moment when the solid ground of a life is taken away, this swiftly told novel shows again how unerringly and vividly Damien Wilkins traces the stress fractures of contemporary living.

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"Amy is a store detective at Cutty's, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She's good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty's is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist. Lifting opens in a police interview room, with Amy narrating the weeks leading up to the chaotic close of Cutty's, a time when the store moves from permanent feature to ruin and when people under stress do strange things. An intense exploration of the moment when the solid ground of a life is taken away, this compelling, swiftly told novel shows how unerringly and vividly Damien Wilkins traces the stress fractures of contemporary lives"--Back cover.

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