Weathered Bones, by Michele Powles (Penguin Books, 2009), 299 pp., $25.99
This is one of the few books I have had dreams about. The sea in it ended up permeating my nights: images of a blue-black seething ocean — repetitious, insistent images that are as compelling to the reader as they are to its characters — dominate Michele Powles’ first novel.
JENNY POWELL is a Dunedin writer, teacher and researcher. She is the author of six collections of poetry, including most recently Vietnam: A Poem Journey (HeadWorX).