Wake

Wake

eBook - 2013
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One sunny spring morning the Tasman Bay settlement of Kahukura is overwhelmed by a mysterious mass insanity. A handful of survivors find themselves cut off from the world, and surrounded by the dead. As they try to take care of one another, and survive in ever more difficult circumstances, it becomes apparent that this isn't the first time that this has happened, and that they aren't all survivors and victimsOCotwo of them are something quite other. And, it seems, they are trapped with something. Something unseen is picking at the loose threads of their characters, corrupting, provoking, and haunting them. "Wake "isaa novelaabout what it really means to try to do one's best, about the choices and sacrifices people face in order to keep a promise like I will take care of you. It is a novel that asks: "What are the last things left when the worst has happened?" and about extreme events, ordinary people, heroic compassionOCoand invisible monsters. An invisible monster is what one can't see coming;awith an invisible monsteraone never knows when they're in danger and when they're safeOCoif they retreat to their fortress they can't be sure they haven't locked it in with them."
Publisher: Chicago : Victoria University Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780864739582
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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lozza1401
Dec 28, 2015

Highly recommended! One of those books that keeps you awake at night reading and thinking "just one more page and then I'll go to sleep". This book haunted me for weeks after I finished it.

Donna_R Jan 28, 2014

This is brilliant stuff - up there with Stephen King at his best. It has so much New Zealand-ness in it too. It is scary and gory in bits, but also contains some pretty thoughtful stuff on surviving and coping and dealing with the unthinkable.

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