MacKay, Shena Dunedin

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Dunedin

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In a story set in nineteenth-century New Zealand and modern London, Jack Mackenzie, a minister and amateur botanist, arrives in Dunedin, only to be expelled from New Zealand, an event that has profound repercussions for his present-day descendants.

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About the Author:

Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh in 1944. Her writing career began when she won a prize for a poem written when she was fourteen. Two novellas, Dust Falls on Eugene Schlumberger and Toddler on the Run were published before she was twenty. Redhill Rococo won the 1987 Fawcett Prize, Dunedin won a 1994 Scottish Arts Council Book Award, The Orchard on Fire was shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize and, in 2003, Heligoland was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and Whitbread Novel Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Southampton.

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Nicolette McKenzie's stylish reading and New Zealand accent are delights for listeners. However, though titled, Dunedin, only the first and last chapters of the story take place in New Zealand. The main characters, Olive and William Mackenzie, live in modern South London. The narrator's clear and precise narrative style brings a measure of organization and rhythm to a strangely disjointed tale not quite suited to an audio presentation. Though the flow of the prose and McKenzie's rich, contralto voice are easy to listen to, the story line often becomes confusing, and the inclusion of orphan Jay Pascal adds only more confusion. In this case, if you like Dickensian detail and prose, read the book. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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