In the year 1912, a fisherman discovers an infant adrift on an ice floe in the North Atlantic. Back in the Newfoundland village of Drook she's considered a changeling, with her white hair and eyes of different colors. Her very survival shows that her life is charmed. Named Aurora, after the dawn of her rescue from the sea, she exhibits a singular nature as she grows to womanhood amid the austere beauty of the Newfoundland coast. She marries and has two children, but it is only after they are grown, and she is an old woman, that the mystery of Aurora's origins is solved.
"Latitudes of Melt has wonderful moments of clarity and trancendence, but never loses sight of what an ordinary life is." - Carol Shields
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Title: Latitudes of Melt NZ Edition
Author(s): Joan Clark
ISBN: 1-86950-415-1 / 978-1-86950-415-1 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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