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Winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella/Novelette
1886. Two young boys disappear in the Sounds. Their mother grieves, all the music cut out of her heart; their father wanders the coast for a year, wanting and not wanting to find any part of them left behind.
And their brother Ern, faced with a problem to which no solution can be found, returns to his laboratory - and to the smell of salt, soft voices in his ear, wet footprints welling seawater in the darkness.
The Ghost of Matter uses Ernest Rutherford's life to explore concepts of living with loss, ethics in science, and family.
Publication date: 2020-10-15
Number of pages: 90
Publisher: Paper Road Press
Subjects: Fiction, NZ Fiction, NZ Horror & Ghost Stories, Published in New Zealand