Terra Incognito

Terra Incognito

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Picking up where his acclaimed Ghost Dance left off. Douglas Wright chronicles, after a series of bereavements, his decent into depression, despair and suicide. We meet the inhabitants of Hallburn House, a respite centre for people with HIV, and are given a rare, compassionate and sometimes hilarious glimpse of how those on the margins of our society contrive to live, love and die. Shimmering through the dark fabric of this account is a golden thread: the slow growth of an idea for a new work of dance-theatre, Black Milk. In this unique description of a celebrated artist's process, we are shown how works of art are sometimes born - and also how they sometimes have the power to resurrect.
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  • Paperback | 251 pages
  • 155 x 230mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143020781
  • 9780143020783

Table of contents

Terra incognita; Sentenced to live; Lima; Hallburn House (I); Mosaic and united; A visit from death; The nerve bible; Warm brother; Dear life; The human miaow; Syzygy; Mathew (I); Mathew (II); Scared (eh); The truck; Hallburn House (II); Black Milk ; Epilogue; List of Illustrations
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