Cleave

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Picador, 2000 - Australia - 320 pages
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'Gemmell has written a powerful novel that does not flinch from strong emotion or description to provide a luminous insight into the fringes of Australian society and the long, dark night of the soul' The Times 'The desolate landscapes of central Australia, eerily beautiful and cruel, are superbly evoked in Cleave. Nikki Gemmell's heroine, Snip Freeman, is a painter who, as a child, lived in the centre until her father Bud deserted her . . . Prompted by her grandmother, she heads west from Sydney with a stranger, Dave, in search of Bud, her own childhood and, perhaps, a new life. Gemmell writes brilliantly about the journey, about Snip's insistence that she feels lust, not love, for Dave, and later about Snip and her father marooned in the desert, both hallucinating as they run out of water and hope' Sunday Time s

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This book was painful to read, but I hate not finishing a book so I made myself slog through it. I chose to read it after enjoying The Bride Stripped Bare, but found few similarities. The characters ... Read full review

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Good but not anywhere near as good as Shiver. H Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Born in Wollongong, Australia, Nikki Gemmell now lives in London. Her novels include Cleave and Lovesong.

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