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Golden Deeds.

Author: Catherine Chidgey
Publisher: Chicago : Victoria University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tale of murder mystery and Meccano Golden Deeds tells the story of the middle-aged Patrick Mercer, lying unconscious in a hospital bed: of the teenaged Laura Pearse's disappearance and the grieving of her bereft parents; and the story of Colette, a young woman seeking a new life in a strange city. In warm, compassionate and beautiful prose, Catherine Chidgey delineates the connections which, however fragile, bind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chidgey, Catherine.
Golden Deeds.
Chicago : Victoria University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Chidgey
ISBN: 9780864737212 0864737211
OCLC Number: 881571300
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; 18 October 1999; One Sunday morning ... ; In the north of New Zealand ... ; Eleven years after ... ; Every contact leaves ... ; Malcolm liked to ... ; The man didn't have ... ; Summer had arrived ... ; 15 November 1999; Patrick was hot ... ; This house is getting ... ; Someone was reading ... ; It didn't take ... ; It was an accident ... ; Stories survive ... ; Patrick was the ... ; The man had left ... ; Malcolm wrapped the ... ; The man knew ... ; The night before ... ; I'm so glad ... ; 'I'll be God.'; 28 February 2000; Perhaps because there ... ; In the new house ... ; Colette had already ... In summer, at ... Ruth had tried ... ; When the detective ... ; Patrick's mother had ... ; At the cemetery ... ; One Sunday after ... ; Losing a child was ... ; The man had ... ; 'The No. 115 Shipbuilding ... ; Malcolm looked out ... ; 'What are you doing?' ... ; Colette reached inside ... ; In 1973, the very ... ; When Colette brought ... ; Colette could see ... ; 'I'm surprised ... ; The sheep and calves ... ; Colette couldn't sleep ... ; 'Don't overdo it, ' ... ; On the bench ... ; In the new part ... ; Acknowledgements; Copyright.

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A tale of murder mystery and Meccano Golden Deeds tells the story of the middle-aged Patrick Mercer, lying unconscious in a hospital bed: of the teenaged Laura Pearse's disappearance and the grieving of her bereft parents; and the story of Colette, a young woman seeking a new life in a strange city. In warm, compassionate and beautiful prose, Catherine Chidgey delineates the connections which, however fragile, bind people together across continents and generations. 'Magnanimous and merciless, a work reminiscent at times of darkest Atwood ... A witty and melancholy alchemy of heat and chill, a wo.

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