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Coldwater [ARC]

McConnochie, Mardi

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ISBN 10: 0385502605 / ISBN 13: 9780385502603
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Fine- Soft cover
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Beautiful Advance Reading Copy in original wraps of acclaimed author Mardi McConnochie's Coldwater. This copy is rated FINE- with only light shelfwear to mar its beauty. Nice, tight, clean, square, and unread, this is a highly collectible copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001894

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Title: Coldwater [ARC]

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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A beautiful and mesmerizing debut, Coldwater is the tale of three sisters, the dangers of isolation, and the explosive repercussions when seemingly absolute power is challenged.

Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Wolf live on Coldwater, a penal colony off the coast of Australia, where their father, Captain Wolf, rules the household with the same unyielding sternness he imposes on the inmates. The young women rarely venture beyond their corner of the island and meet no one but the prison guards. Their imaginations, however, know no boundaries, and together the three conjure up complex and magical lands. They vow to become novelists, dreaming of literary fame and of lives far from the harsh desolation of Coldwater.

As governor of the convict island, Captain Wolf is working on a masterpiece of his own–the perfect prison. His theories of prison management have proven remarkably effective: During his tenure, not one prisoner has escaped. The arrival of an unusual convict from famine-stricken Ireland seems an opportunity to create a model prisoner–until one of his daughters becomes obsessed with the handsome young man and the delicate balance the family has constructed is shaken beyond repair.

This remarkable story grew from the author’s lifelong curiosity about the Brontë sisters and their classic novels. Taking the few seeds that history reveals about Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Brontë, McConnochie has skillfully reimagined their lives and created a work of fiction as imbued with passion as their novels and as psychologically riveting as any contemporary thriller.

Mardi McConnochie’s first novel, told through the eyes of the Wolf sisters, is an unforgettable portrait of the love and fear, the trust and betrayal, and the potential for freedom in one extraordinary family.

About the Author:

Mardi McConnochie is the author of several plays and currently works as a TV scriptwriter and editor. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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