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The Hut Builder

Laurence Fearnley


PUBLISHED: 27th September 2010
ISBN: 9780143205067
ANNOTATION:
As a boy in the late 1930s, young Boden's life is changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the mountains into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie Country. The Hut Builder is Laurence Fearnley's best novel yet, combining her story-telling skills with her passionate love of the mountains, the wilderness and the sky.
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PUBLISHED: 27th September 2010
ISBN: 9780143205067
ANNOTATION:
As a boy in the late 1930s, young Boden's life is changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the mountains into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie Country. The Hut Builder is Laurence Fearnley's best novel yet, combining her story-telling skills with her passionate love of the mountains, the wilderness and the sky.

Annotation

As a boy in the late 1930s, young Boden's life is changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the mountains into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie Country. The Hut Builder is Laurence Fearnley's best novel yet, combining her story-telling skills with her passionate love of the mountains, the wilderness and the sky.

Publisher Description

'I suddenly found myself in front of a scene of such beauty that it took my breath away ...' As a boy in the late 1930s, young Boden's life is changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the mountains into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie Country. He realises he will never be the same again. Years later, the 20-year-old Boden, now a university student, helps build an alpine hut high up on the eastern slopes of Mount Cook. Living in snow caves while the hut is built, Boden forms important relationships with members of his working party, most notably with Walter, a conscientious objector from the Second World War. Real historical characters (such as Edmund Hillary and literary editor Charles Brasch) make appearances in the novel. This is powerful new territory for Laurence Fearnley and marks her emergence into the very front rank of New Zealand fiction writing. The Hut Builder is without question her best novel yet, combining her proven story-telling skills with her passionate love of the mountains, the wilderness and the sky.

Author Biography

Laurence Fearnley is the author of seven novels. Her second novel, Room, was shortlisted for the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2001. She has been awarded several fellowships, notably the 2004 Artists to Antarctica fellowship, the 2006 Island of Residencies fellowship in Tasmania, and the 2007 Robert Burns fellowship at the University of Otago. Her book Edwin and Matilda was runner-up for the Montana Award in 2008.

Prizes

Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2011

Product Details

Author
Laurence Fearnley
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0143205064
ISBN-13
9780143205067
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-09-27
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
illustrations
Pages
256
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