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Black Ice Matter

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Winner of the Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction 2017.

These unpredictable short stories explore themes of heat and cold, ice and glaciers in the heat of the South Pacific, and take us into unusual lives and situations. A woman is caught between traditional ways and the regime of a military dictatorship; a glaciology researcher falls into a crevasse and confronts the unexpected; two women lose children in freak shooting accidents; a child in a Barbie Doll sweatshop dreams of a different life; school girls struggle with secrets about an addicted janitor; and two women take a deathly trip through a glacier melt stream.

Black Ice Matter

by Gina Cole


ISBN: 9781775501664

Published: July 2015

Format: Paperback, 44 pages

Gina Cole

Gina Cole’s debut collection Black Ice Matter (Huia, 2016) won the Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Gina has a Masters of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland and is both a writer and a family lawyer.