Wintering (AU Edition)

October 31, 2020
Wintering (AU Edition)

When Jessica's partner disappears into the dark Tasmanianforest, there is of course the mystery of what happened to him—thedeserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone.There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappearedmen, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And theforest itself: looming hugely over this tiny settlement on theremote tip of the island.But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which sheis still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they knowabout her own life, that she doesn't. And why do they believethings that should not—cannot—be true. For her own sanity, Jessicaneeds to know two things.Who was Matthew? And who—or what—has he become?Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author ofmemoir—Affection—and fiction: An Uncertain Grace,Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures ofHolly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as theThomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating MyGrandmother. She has written and directed broadcastdocumentaries for SBS and ABC Television.'At once a supernatural thriller and a sharp meditation on thelegacy abusive men leave behind.' Readings'Kneen's writing, by turns playful and elegant, is never lessthan stimulating, in the literal and figurative senses of theword.' Stella Prize 2017 Judges' Report'Endlessly curious and inventive, provocative and inspiring.'Sydney Morning Herald'[A] taut new novel...Wintering uses [a] closedcommunity to examine some disturbing aspects of Australian culture:parochialism, machismo, an unwillingness to face up to thepast...Kneen also finds room for strength and kindness in thissleek and gripping novel.' Australian'This book is a surprise, [with] drama and twists that leave youexhilarated...Kneen has jumped, unafraid, into many shades of roughterritory.' Courier Mail'Thought-provoking...satisfying and compelling.'Herald Sun'One of Australia's hidden literary gems. With each new book, Ifind myself hoping that readers will finally discover her quirky,sexy and incredibly beautiful writing.'Books+Publishing'Highly unusual, very ambitious...but I think Krissy Kneenachieves it.' Radio New Zealand