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Hold

Hold

A haunting, hypnotic and enticing novel of grief and desire, by one of Australia's finest, most assured novelists. Set in contemporary Sydney, HOLD tells the story of Shelley, whose lover, Conrad, died in an accident three years ago. Now, still in a state of subdued grief, Shelle... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781460751657
Barcode 9781460751657
Published 1 March 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tranter, Kirsten

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ISBN-13 9781460751657
ISBN-10 1460751655
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 1 March 2016
International Publication Date 22 February 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tranter, Kirsten
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 192mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 298g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 642792

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A haunting, hypnotic and enticing novel of grief and desire, by one of Australia's finest, most assured novelists. Set in contemporary Sydney, HOLD tells the story of Shelley, whose lover, Conrad, died in an accident three years ago. Now, still in a state of subdued grief, Shelley has just moved into an old Victorian terrace in Paddington with David, her new partner. In the bedroom is a large walk-in closet and not long after they move in, Shelley discovers a door within the closet which opens to a mysterious, small, bare room. There is a window, a fireplace and a beautiful chandelier. But nothing else. Visiting a nearby antique store one day, she sees a red velvet sofa. When Kieran, the shop assistant, delivers the couch to Shelley's house, he reminds her of Conrad - and soon they fall into an erotic relationship. And so begins this intriguing novel, which becomes a journey through grief and desire, betrayal and loss. At its heart lies the red velvet sofa within the mysterious empty room - a room which sometimes lets in Shelley, and sometimes denies her entry. A waking dream of a novel, HOLD is sensual, strange and unsettling. 'A novelist with a commanding talent' The Monthly

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