The Still Point

The Still Point

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood. A hundred years later, on a sweltering mid-summera€™s day, Edwarda€™s great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage. But as afternoon turns into evening, Julia makes a discovery that splinters her long-held image of Edward and Emilya€™s romance, and her husband Simon faces a precipitous choice that will decide the future of their relationship. Sharply observed and deeply engaging, The Still Point is a powerful literary debut and a moving meditation on the distances a€“ geographical and emotional a€“ that can exist between two people.... lowered upon lowlier occupants, is now largely a repository for the junk and detritus of the last three generations a€” some of Julia and Simona#39;s old furniture has been stashed here among the serviceable old servantsa#39; beds and wardrobes .


Title:The Still Point
Author: Amy Sackville
Publisher:Granta - 2010-04-01
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