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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Wintering
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'‘Hello. Jessica Weir? I’m sorry, miss, but this was the last number—’ ‘Matthew’s on his way home. He should be here soon.’ And only the ocean breathing into the silence as if her own chest were rising and falling without fail. As if his heart were still beating. As if nothing in the world had changed. ‘We’ve found a car, miss. No sign of a driver.’

'WHEN Jessica’s partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened—the deserted car, the enigmatic final image on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself: looming over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island.

'But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life that she doesn’t? And why do they believe things that should not—cannot—be true? For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And who—or what—has he become?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, Barry Elphick, my heart in the deep south.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2018 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2018.

      ISBN: 9781925603880, 9781925626858

Works about this Work

[Review] Wintering Robert Goodman , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 116 2018; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Wintering Krissy Kneen , 2018 single work novel
Krissy Kneen : Wintering DD , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22-28 September 2018;

'Krissy Kneen’s novels have often centred on bodies, how they morph and constrict, how they can offer transcendence or be prisons for the soul, how they merge into other shapes, beyond desire, beyond gender, beyond human. In her latest, Wintering, she continues these themes, leading to an isolated shack on the Tasmanian coast, a place where devils roam, men disappear and strange creatures are glimpsed in the twilight out of the corner of the eye.' (Introduction)

[Review] Wintering Robert Goodman , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 116 2018; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Wintering Krissy Kneen , 2018 single work novel
Krissy Kneen : Wintering DD , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22-28 September 2018;

'Krissy Kneen’s novels have often centred on bodies, how they morph and constrict, how they can offer transcendence or be prisons for the soul, how they merge into other shapes, beyond desire, beyond gender, beyond human. In her latest, Wintering, she continues these themes, leading to an isolated shack on the Tasmanian coast, a place where devils roam, men disappear and strange creatures are glimpsed in the twilight out of the corner of the eye.' (Introduction)

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