Home Is Nearby

Home Is Nearby

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On Salt Madonna `McGuire hauls home her accomplished, complex and surreal story with tremendous confidence and flair.' Deborah Levy, prize winning British novelist, short story writer and playwright 1980: the beginning of the Polish Crisis. Brought up in a small village, country-girl Ania arrives in the university city of Wroclaw to pursue her career as a sculptor. Here she falls in love with Dominik, an enigmatic writer at the centre of a group of bohemians and avant-garde artists who throw wild parties. When martial law is declared, their lives change overnight: military tanks appear on the street, curfews are introduced and the artists are driven underground. Together, Ania and Dominik fight back, pushing against the boundaries imposed by the authoritarian communist government. But at what cost? `A tender, moving tale of beauty amidst loss, you'll be utterly immersed in Ania's world. Home Is Nearby is an impressive debut by an exciting new voice.' Mark Brandi, author of Wimmera, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger `A moving, powerful snapshot of Poland's turbulent history and of the migrant's experience of losing one future and piecing together another in a new country.' Katherine Brabon, author of The Memory Artist and winner of the Australian/Vogel's literary awardshow more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 137 x 211 x 23mm | 360g
  • Impress Books
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911293141
  • 9781911293149
  • 29,428

About Magdalena McGuire

Magdalena McGuire was born in Poland, grew up in Darwin, and now lives in Melbourne. Her short stories have been published in the UK and Australia by 'The Big Issue' and 'The Bristol Prize', and by 'Margaret River Press' respectively. She has published widely on human rights topics, including women's right, and the rights of people with disabilities. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys reading books about girls who like reading books. Follow her on twitter @Magdalena_McG.show more

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18 ratings
4.55 out of 5 stars
5 67% (12)
4 22% (4)
3 11% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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