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Colour,The - Rose Tremain

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Published: 28th February 2004
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From the author of The Gustav SonataJoseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of 'the colour', are violently rushing to their destinies. By turns both moving and terrifying, The Colour is about a quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and explore the sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of happiness.Over a million Rose Tremain books sold'A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion? Independent I'There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain? Irish Times'Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect? The Times'Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists? Salman Rushdie'Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness? Marcel Theroux, Guardian

"Tremain is a magnificent storyteller with an enormous story to tell" * Independent on Sunday *
"This is a writer whose breadth of imagination and supple prose transcend the genre: she is one of the finest writers in England" * Daily Telegraph *
"Tremain has produced her own wondrous piece of gold" * Scotsman *
"A fabulous work, bravely imaginative, deeply moving, surprising, invigorating and satisfying" * Independent *
"This is a beautifully crafted book - at once a gripping adventure story and a compelling portrayal of human emotion at its bravest and its most vulnerable" * Economist *

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's novels have won many prizes including: the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music and Silence); the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country); the Sunday Express Book of the Year, the Angel Literary Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize (Restoration) and a Giles Cooper Award (for her radio play, Temporary Shelter). Her novel The Colour, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and selected for the Daily Mail Reading Club promotion. In June 2007 Rose was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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ISBN: 9780099425151
ISBN-10: 0099425157
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28th February 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1