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The best New Zealand fiction. 6

Author: Owen Marshall
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New Zealand is a very different place from six years ago, when this series began. The preoccupations of writers constantly shift from year to year and in this volume characters face such things as redundancy, global warming, leaky homes and over-population, but they deal with them in quirky, moving, humorous and shocking ways. This is a surprisingly uplifting collection, where love reigns supreme and characters do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Short stories, New Zealand
New Zealand fiction
Modern fiction
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Marshall
ISBN: 9781869790622 1869790626
OCLC Number: 454126783
Notes: Some stories previously published.
"A Vintage book"--Title page verso.
Notes on contributors (p. [291]-302).
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The land of rock 'n' roll / Norman Bilbrough --
Our daily bread / Aaron Blaker --
Not his real name / Jennifer Compton --
Small tokens of affection / Marie Duncan --
Down the drain / Laurence Fearnley --
The Quince café / Sur Francis --
Extracts from a novel, The night book / Charlotte Grimshaw --
Panther / Gay Johnson --
A visit to te Wharau Bay : a conversation at the end of the world / Mike Johnson --
The citadel / Graeme Lay --
A day in the country / Frankie McMillan --
Don't wait up / Kate Mahony --
Te pou / André Ngāpō --
Reading the signs / Carl Nixon --
Holding on / Vincent O'Sullivan --
Night travellers / Tina Shaw --
Scottie / Elizabeth Smither --
Free-surface effect / Rebecca Styles --
Zildchurch / Campbell Taylor --
Dance me / Judith White.
Other Titles: Best New Zealand fiction, Volume 6
Best New Zealand fiction, Vol. 6
Responsibility: edited by Owen Marshall.

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