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Knox, Elizabeth

Mortal Fire

(2) YA It's 1959 in Southland (an alternate-universe New Zealand) when sixteen-year-old Canny discovers a hidden house and finds herself strongly attracted to the young man imprisoned there. This literary fantasy demonstrates why Knox is one of the genre's premier writers. The prose is lush and descriptive, the characters are drawn with finesse, the plot is a series of riddles nested within one another.


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