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Debatable Land

(1994)
A novel by

 
Awards
Guardian Fiction Prize Best Novel
A Pacific cruise from Tahiti to New Zealand aboard the Ardent Spirit brings together six people whose characters will only slowly emerge before a climactic storm scene near the end. Alec and Elspeth, both Scottish, as is Candia McWilliam, alternate in narration, each veering between current events and memory to reveal further layers of detail beneath the surface. A central image of a stuffed tortoise cut in half lengthwise by the taxidermist to serve as an instructional aid evokes the author's purpose. For her idiosyncratic and fresh use of language here, McWilliam won the 1994 Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Hardback Editions

August 1996 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-7475-2743-1 / 978-0-7475-2743-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 1995 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-385-26310-4 / 978-0-385-26310-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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December 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-7451-2638-3 / 978-0-7451-2638-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-7475-1708-8 / 978-0-7475-1708-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land: reissued
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 1-4088-2299-7 / 978-1-4088-2299-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Debatable Land
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-330-33662-2 / 978-0-330-33662-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Debatable Land
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
ISBN: 0-7451-2639-1 / 978-0-7451-2639-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Debatable Land (Bloomsbury Classic Series)
Author(s): Candia McWilliam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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