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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143571728
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99
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Reach




A brilliant new novel from award-winning author Laurence Fearnley, Reach is about risk-taking and the ways in which creativity, struggle and danger enrich life.

One of the reasons she was attracted to etchings was the deep, rich, black of the oily ink. A good layer of black ink was fathomless, like the sky or the sea at night. It was black as the unconscious mind, full of life but beyond reach.

Quinn is a successful artist creating new works for an upcoming exhibition. She lives on the coast with Marcus, a vet who left his wife for her and lost contact with his young daughter Audrey as a result. Entering their lives is Callum, a deep-sea diver with a love of the ocean. As the countdown to Quinn's exhibition progresses, each must face challenges and make choices that will test their loyalties and have far-reaching consequences for their future.

A brilliant novel from award-winning author Laurence Fearnley, Reach is about risk-taking and the ways in which creativity, struggle and danger empower individuals and enrich life.
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  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143571728
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Laurence Fearnley

Laurence Fearnley is an award-winning novelist. Her novel The Hut Builder won the fiction category of the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards and was shortlisted for the international 2010 Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain writing. Her 2014 novel Reach was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Edwin and Matilda was runner-up in the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and her second novel, Room, was shortlisted for the 2001 Montana Book Awards. In 2017 she was the joint winner of the Landfall essay competition and in 2016 she won the NZSA/ Janet Frame Memorial Award. In 2004 Fearnley was awarded the Artists to Antarctica Fellowship and in 2007 the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. In 2019 she was awarded the Arts Foundation Laureate for literature. Laurence Fearnley lives in Dunedin with her husband and son.

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Praise for Reach

“'Readers of Fearnley will know much of what to expect: the precision in language […] her deep empathy with her characters. The characterisation is beautifully done.' —John McCrystal, NZ Listener”

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