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Black earth, white bones

Author: Chris Else
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kit Wallace has spent his whole life running away. Through luck and lack of purpose he has finally washed up in the Pacific nation of Ventiak. Here, on the top floor of the Royal Albert Hotel, he avoids his past by drinking whisky and writing poetry he fully intends no one should ever read. Yet, despite himself, he has been drawn into the lives of the people around him. When he is invited to join a scam in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Else
ISBN: 9781869418625 186941862X
OCLC Number: 124032125
Notes: Novel.
Description: 283 p. : map ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Chris Else.

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Kit Wallace has spent his whole life running away. Through luck and lack of purpose he has finally washed up in the Pacific nation of Ventiak. Here, on the top floor of the Royal Albert Hotel, he avoids his past by drinking whisky and writing poetry he fully intends no one should ever read. Yet, despite himself, he has been drawn into the lives of the people around him. When he is invited to join a scam in the phosphate industry, which will defraud the Ventiakans of millions of dollars, he is torn between disbelief, self-serving cynicism and a loyalty that takes him by surprise. His life begins to unravel and he is forced into action. Meanwhile, in the upland forest, the Rage is beginning: a periodic rampage of millions of ants will sweep over the island, carrying all before it.

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