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Rotoroa / Amy Head.

By: Head, Amy, 1976-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561919; 1776561910.Subject(s): Salvation Army -- Fiction | Alcoholics -- Fiction | Authors -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Journalists -- Fiction | Teenage mothers -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana (N.Z.) -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, tiny and isolated, is home to a Salvation Army facility for alcoholic men. It’s also where three people at very different points in their lives share a fleeting encounter. There is Katherine, known to history as Elsie K. Morton, famous journalist and author; Jim, an alcoholic with a young family; and Lorna, a teenage mother who has turned to religion, looking for a fresh start. As the stories of their lives are revealed, so too are their hopes and vulnerabilities. Set in the 1950s, as New Zealand society is starting to change under the pressure of new cultural energies, Rotoroa is a compassionate, beautifully unfolding examination of loss and the possibility of renewal."-- Publisher's website.
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On tiny, isolated Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf is a treatment facility for alcoholic men. It's here, at the Salvation Army-run home, that three characters at very different points in their lives will find themselves gathered, each for reasons of their own. There is Katherine, known to history as Elsie K. Morton, famous journalist and author; Jim, a sleepless alcoholic sent to the island by his family; and Lorna, a teenage mother who joins the Salvation Army looking for a fresh start. As the stories of their lives are revealed, so too are their hopes and vulnerabilities. Set in the 1950s, as rigid social codes in New Zealand are beginning to evolve and come unstuck, Rotoroa is a compassionate, beautifully unfolding examination of loss and the possibility of renewal. Told with subtlety and intelligence, this novel affirms Amy Head as a remarkable new voice.

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"Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, tiny and isolated, is home to a Salvation Army facility for alcoholic men. It’s also where three people at very different points in their lives share a fleeting encounter. There is Katherine, known to history as Elsie K. Morton, famous journalist and author; Jim, an alcoholic with a young family; and Lorna, a teenage mother who has turned to religion, looking for a fresh start. As the stories of their lives are revealed, so too are their hopes and vulnerabilities. Set in the 1950s, as New Zealand society is starting to change under the pressure of new cultural energies, Rotoroa is a compassionate, beautifully unfolding examination of loss and the possibility of renewal."-- Publisher's website.