'So here I am walking again an old path made new by the very fact that I am upon it once more, accompanied by familiar hordes: the fecund majority of the dead, the myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise, traversing memory’s infinite field.'

In the evocative prose that makes him one of our finest writers, Martin Edmond recalls his experiences of growing up in rural New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. The son of schoolteachers, Edmond’s early life was shaped by his father’s developing career and the moves it dictated: from Ohakune, to Greytown, to Huntly, to Heretaunga.

The Dreaming Land shows us the making of a thinker and a writer. Edmond documents the people, locations and events that made lasting impressions on him, and maps the development of his mental landscape – a terrain marked by curiosity, empathy and the capacity for acute observation. It is a book that is at once personal and universal, charting formative moments yet filled with details that resonate more broadly.

The Dreaming Land pushes at the boundaries of what can be remembered to create a narrative that absorbs, illuminates and enchants.


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  • Martin Edmond memoir rural New Zealand childhood biography Bridget Williams Books
    Language: English / Published: 04 October 2015

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