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Memory of Water By Emmi Itaranta

Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta

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Summary

With the lyricism of Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, and the world building brilliance of Atwood, Emmi Itaranta's effortless and poignant debut novel is a coming of age story full of emotional drama and wonderment.

Memory of Water Summary

Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta

With the lyricism of Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, and the world building brilliance of Atwood, Emmi Itaranta's effortless and poignant debut novel is a coming of age story full of emotional drama and wonderment.

Some secrets demand betrayal.

'You're seventeen, and of age now, and therefore old enough to understand what I'm going to tell you,' my father said. 'This place doesn't exist.'

'I'll remember,' I told him, but didn't realise until later what kind of promise I had made.

When Noria Kaitio reaches her seventeenth birthday, she is entrusted with the secret of a freshwater spring hidden deep within the caves near her small rural village. Its preservation has been the responsibility of her family for generations.

Apprenticed to her father, one of the last true tea masters, when Noria takes possession of the knowledge, she become much more than the guardian of ancestral treasure; soon, she will hold the fate of everyone she loves in her hands.

Memory of Water Reviews

'(A) poetic and melancholy debut'
Guardian

'Itaranta's lyrical style makes this dystopian tale a beautiful exploration of environmental ethics and the power of ritual' Washington Post

'Gorgeous and delicate' Library Journal, starred review.

'Itaranta's steady piling on of pressure on her protagonist grips, even as her prose soothes' SFX

'Where Itaranta shines is in her understated but compelling characters' Red Star Review, Publishers Weekly

'Gorgeous and delicate' Library Journal, Starred Review.

'Brilliant, lyrical prose' Tor.com

About Emmi Itaranta

Emmi Itaranta holds two MA degrees, one in Drama and another in Creative Writing. Her award-winning debut novel MEMORY OF WATER (Teemestarin kirja) was published in Finland in 2012. She writes fiction in Finnish and English, and is currently working on her second novel. She lives in Canterbury, United Kingdom. www.emmiitaranta.com

Additional information

GOR006507301
9780007529940
0007529945
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2015-02-12
272
N/A
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