Free Shipping on Order Over $80
AfterPay Available
Nineteen Days

Nineteen Days 1

by Kath Engebretson
Paperback
Publication Date: 06/08/2020
4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $28.99 $27.50
No Description Available
ISBN:
9780648836001
9780648836001
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
06-08-2020
Publisher:
Atlas Productions
Country of origin:
Australia

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 7-10 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro 2 working days

NSW Metro 2 working days 

NSW Rural 2-3 working days

NSW Remote 2-5 working days

NT Metro 3-6 working days

NT Remote 4-10 working days

QLD Metro 2-4 working days

QLD Rural 2-5 working days

QLD Remote 2-7 working days

SA Metro 2-5 working days

SA Rural 3-6 working days

SA Remote 3-7 working days

TAS Metro 3-6 working days

TAS Rural 3-6 working days

VIC Metro 2-3 working days

VIC Rural 2-4 working days

VIC Remote 2-5 working days

WA Metro 3-6 working days

WA Rural 4-8 working days

WA Remote 4-12 working days

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • This is a powerful little read.

    by on

    Nineteen Days is the second novel by Australian author, Kath Engebretson. Genevieve Bennet and her husband Peter are on a cruise: nineteen days out of Sydney to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Genevieve would rather be anywhere else than in the middle of a crowd of people intent on eating, drinking and having a good time.

    While Peter deals with his grief and anger in their cabin, Genevieve sits on deck, watching the passing parade, later described thus by a fellow passenger: “the unusual, the ancient, the beautiful, and the downright weird” while another adds “the shallow, the spoiled, the over-indulged, the loud, the fatuous, the annoying.”

    A morbidly obese yet ever-cheerful man catches her eye, and she chats with him. Thomas McNaughton is, perhaps because of his unconventional childhood, or perhaps in spite of it, a good listener, and Gen finds herself sharing parts of the family’s traumatic loss. Eventually, Thomas reciprocates; they look forward to spending time together on deck, demonstrating the peculiar phenomenon that makes it easier to tell secrets to strangers.

    Gen encounters Thomas’s travelling companion, Martin, who has taken up with a younger crowd, but reveals something else about Thomas. Certain other passengers also find a rapport that sees them sharing secrets with those providing an understanding ear and an objective opinion, as those at a remove are more able to do.

    The attention of those in deckchairs is drawn to an excitable boy, non-verbal, on the spectrum, and this becomes a talking point for some of those interacting with Thomas and Martin, Gen and Peter. By the formal farewell dinner, with various upsetting revelations already made, some find the courage to confess shocking transgressions: blame is slung and guilt results in potentially tragic consequences.

    Engebretson’s setting is easily believable and provides a crucible for feelings and emotions; her characters are multi-faceted and the problems they face are credible and furnish ample material for thought and discussion. This is a powerful little read.
    This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by Atlas Productions.