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The burning river / Lawrence Patchett.

By: Patchett, Lawrence.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 335 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776562237; 1776562232.Subject(s): Dystopias -- Fiction | Wellington (N.Z.) -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van's life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility-a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prospect of a rebuilt world.
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In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van's life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility-a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prospect of a rebuilt world. `Patchett's is an extraordinary imaginative achievement: an unsettlingly strange, and fully realised, narrative situation and world. I read The Burning River experiencing a mixture of intellectual exhilaration and emotional agitation of an intensity fiction has not produced in me for some time.' -Dougal McNeill

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In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van's life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility-a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prospect of a rebuilt world.