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A House Built on Sand

A House Built on Sand

Tina Shaw

  • awardWinner, Michael Gifkins Prize, New Zealand, 2023
  • Maxine has been losing things lately. Her car in the shopping centre carpark. Important work files—and her job as a result. Her marbles? ‘Mild cognitive impairment’, according to the doctor. Time for a nursing home, according to her daughter, Rose.

    Rose has her own troubles with memory: a recurring vision of a locked cupboard, claustrophobic panic. Something in the shadows. Something to do with the old family house in Kutarere.

    Back in that house by the beach, Maxine and Rose try to find their bearings. But they can’t move forward without dealing with the past—and the past has a few more surprises in store.

    Full of suspense and heartbreak, A House Built on Sand is a haunting novel about family secrets, the hazards of memory and ghosts that linger.

    Tina Shaw
    About the Author

    Tina Shaw is the author of novels for adults and younger readers. She is a former recipient of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship and the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency, and was previously Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. She lives in Taupō, Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    30 July 2024
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    • A House Built on Sand
      ISBN: 9781922791931
      30 July 2024
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