skip to content
Fish 'n' chip shop song and other stories Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fish 'n' chip shop song and other stories

Author: Carl Nixon
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Having won prizes in major national competitions for four of these stories, had several selected for anthologies of significant New Zealand writing, with numerous broadcast on radio and one even translated into Mandarin, Carl Nixon was long overdue for a book of his own, collecting his stories together. So, here they are. Stories that evoke the South Island landscape as well as the New Zealand urban expanse. Stories  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Short stories, New Zealand
New Zealand fiction
General fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Nixon
ISBN: 1869417615 9781869417611
OCLC Number: 70673466
Notes: Short stories.
Description: 239 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: King Tut's last feather --
The apple of his eye --
The battle of Crete --
The seduction --
Like wallpaper --
Dreams of a suburban mercenary --
The distant man --
Fish 'n' chip shop song --
Maniototo six --
Weight --
Family life --
The raft --
Tuesday's child --
Experiments in space and time --
My father running with a dead boy.
Other Titles: Fish and chip shop song and other stories
Responsibility: Carl Nixon.

Abstract:

Having won prizes in major national competitions for four of these stories, had several selected for anthologies of significant New Zealand writing, with numerous broadcast on radio and one even translated into Mandarin, Carl Nixon was long overdue for a book of his own, collecting his stories together. So, here they are. Stories that evoke the South Island landscape as well as the New Zealand urban expanse. Stories that take surprising turns as they explore such things as 'saving' a pet parrot, a fruiterer's true love, a return to Crete, an anticipated seduction and the dreams of a suburban mercenary. There are characters to charm and alarm the reader, characters that are startlingly different and characters that are just like us. There are songs of love and tales of loss, there's humour and there's poignancy. Each beautifully told story resonates with a moving depth of emotional understanding.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70673466> # Fish 'n' chip shop song and other stories
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "70673466" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/149203721#Place/auckland_n_z> ; # Auckland, N.Z.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nz> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/149203721#Place/new_zealand> ; # New Zealand.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/NZ823.2/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> ; # New Zealand.
    schema:alternateName "Fish and chip shop song and other stories" ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/9584626> ; # Carl Nixon
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:description "King Tut's last feather -- The apple of his eye -- The battle of Crete -- The seduction -- Like wallpaper -- Dreams of a suburban mercenary -- The distant man -- Fish 'n' chip shop song -- Maniototo six -- Weight -- Family life -- The raft -- Tuesday's child -- Experiments in space and time -- My father running with a dead boy."@en ;
    schema:description "Having won prizes in major national competitions for four of these stories, had several selected for anthologies of significant New Zealand writing, with numerous broadcast on radio and one even translated into Mandarin, Carl Nixon was long overdue for a book of his own, collecting his stories together. So, here they are. Stories that evoke the South Island landscape as well as the New Zealand urban expanse. Stories that take surprising turns as they explore such things as 'saving' a pet parrot, a fruiterer's true love, a return to Crete, an anticipated seduction and the dreams of a suburban mercenary. There are characters to charm and alarm the reader, characters that are startlingly different and characters that are just like us. There are songs of love and tales of loss, there's humour and there's poignancy. Each beautifully told story resonates with a moving depth of emotional understanding."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/149203721> ;
    schema:genre "General fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Short stories, New Zealand"@en ;
    schema:genre "Short stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "New Zealand fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Fish 'n' chip shop song and other stories"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "239" ;
    schema:productID "70673466" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/70673466#PublicationEvent/auckland_n_z_vintage_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/149203721#Agent/vintage> ; # Vintage
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781869417611> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/70673466> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/149203721#Place/auckland_n_z> # Auckland, N.Z.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Auckland, N.Z." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204542> # New Zealand.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New Zealand." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/9584626> # Carl Nixon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1967" ;
    schema:familyName "Nixon" ;
    schema:givenName "Carl" ;
    schema:name "Carl Nixon" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781869417611>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:Paperback ;
    schema:isbn "1869417615" ;
    schema:isbn "9781869417611" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.