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Black Ice Matter

By Gina Cole

Black Ice Matter

This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected.

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This collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold. Sometimes this is spatial or geographical; sometimes it is metaphorical. Sometimes it involves juxtapositions of time; sometimes heat appears where only ice is expected.

In the stories, a woman is caught between traditional Fijian ways and the brutality of the military dictatorship; a glaciology researcher falls into a crevasse and confronts the unexpected; two women lose children in freak shooting accidents; a young child in a Barbie Doll sweatshop dreams of a different life; secondary school girls struggle with secrets about an addicted janitor; and two women take a deathly trip through a glacier melt stream. These are some of the unpredictable stories in this collection that follow themes of ice and glaciers in the heat of the South Pacific and take us into unusual lives and explorations.

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  • ISBN: 9781775502982
  • Dimension: 138 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 250
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 01 Sep 2016

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'It would be a good book on any reckoning but as a first book it is simply outstanding. This collection of thirteen short stories shows an assurance of tone, a clarity of style and expression, and an ability to handle different voices, that would be the envy of most more experienced authors'Nicholas Reid - Sunday Star Times
'The best read of my fortnight...truly convincing stories with a totally forthright political, cultural dexterity about them, which is what we need right now.'Tilly Lloyd - Unity Book Wellington

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About the Author

Gina Cole

Gina Cole (Fijian, Scottish, Welsh) is a barrister specialising in family law and a writer. She has a Masters of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland and has had her writing published in takahē, JAAM, Express Magazine, Span and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Newsletter. She won the Alternative Bindings, Auckland Pride Festival c... Read More