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An Uncertain Grace by [Krissy Kneen]

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Praise for The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine 'The combination of sexual awakening, secret societies, and lost technology, wrapped up in Kneen's loving treatment of her subject, character, and story, makes for a remarkably pleasing read. The conclusion is wildly imaginative and surprisingly satisfying. The characters are delightfully varied, including many from groups that are underrepresented in erotic fiction, and each is more fascinating than the last.'--Publishers Weekly [starred review] 'Unabashedly erotic... Reading about Holly reading James Salter, Angela Carter, and a slew of others and finding the experience so wholeheartedly transformative makes the reading list in the back of the book irresistible....Offers a keen appreciation of the erotic writing of others.'--Kirkus Praise for Uncertain Grace'A highly provocative read that masterfully offers thoughtful speculation on the future of technology, memory and sexuality.'--Books+Publishing; 'Folding sensitive threads of erotica into mind-bending speculative fiction, Krissy Kneen's latest novel is an ambitious genre hybrid that addresses both morality and mortality from unique vantage points...She proceeds with sensitivity, sincerity and, most of all, curiosity...With its page-turning clarity, her writing is as compassionate and empowering as it is edgy and provocative.'--The Australian; 'A story in which science offers creepy solutions for unmanageable problems. This book requires a ghost-story warning: it will unsettle...A beautiful, dark read.' --Listener; 'Speculative fiction that twines science fiction with erotica with philosophical questions of gender and sex...endlessly curious and inventive, provocative and inspiring.'--Sydney Morning Herald --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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From one of Australia's most daring literary voices, An Uncertain Grace is a moving, insightful and imaginative exploration of gender and sexual politics. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N8V9G6X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Text Publishing (27 February 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2193 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 174 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Krissy Kneen is a writer who lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Her short fiction has been published in various literary journals including The Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Wet Ink, Torpedo and the short story collections The Death Mook and Herding Kites The Best of Torpedo. Her non-fiction has appeared in magazines and books including The Reader and Writing Queensland and online at Her mini collection of erotic stories Swallow the Sound was published though Eatbooks in 2007. Her memoir Affection was first published in Australia through Text Publishing in 2009 and in the USA through Seal Press in 2010.

Affection - shortlisted for the 2010 Australian Book Industry Award for non-fiction

Affection – shortlisted for the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction

Affection – longlisted for The Age Book of the Year 2010

In 2010 Krissy won second place in the Josephine Ulrick Literary Awards for fiction.

Krissy completed her BA with Honours in Drama at Queensland University of Technology in 1990 and her MA in Creative Writing in 1997

She works as a bookseller and events coordinator at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End Queensland and is editor of the Avid Reader Magazine.

Krissy was shortlisted for the Queensland Premiers literary awards in the emerging writer category in 2005 for His Father’s Son in 2007 for Paper Dolls Holding Hands 2008 for a short story collection Side Close Side

Krissy has written and directed three television documentaries; Two Roads To Helidon in 200; Escape From the Planet of the Tapes in 2002 and The Truth About Dragonhall in 2003.

She has written short films which have been in competition in various film festivals around the world including The Aspen Shortsfest and Locarno.

She is currently working on a novel.

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