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  • Published: 1 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775530275
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 239
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The House Within


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A thought-provoking, intriguing, brilliantly rendered story following 25 years of one woman's life.

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands.

Bethany Dixon is at the centre of a complex network of relationships. She is mother and stepmother, wife and ex, daughter-in-law, sister and lover. Earthy, generous, addicted to children and food, Bethany has yet to establish her place in the world. Peter, who has loved and left her, still perceives her as the central drama of his life.

In fragments and snapshots, Bethany, Peter and their children see their lives revealed as twenty-five years pass in the blink of a shutter. They discover their separate identities from unlikely sources.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775530275
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 239

About the Author

Fiona Kidman



Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. Winner of numerous awards and fellowships for literature including a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, Dame Fiona is renowned as one of New Zealand's foremost storytellers, having written over 30 books, including novels, short stories and poetry, and more than 60 television, film and radio scripts. She was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature.

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