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The Burning Boy book. Written with verve and economy, Maurice Gee's novel has a weal The Burning Boy won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1991
The Burning Boy book. The Burning Boy won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1991. Written with verve and economy, Maurice Gee's novel has a weal The Burning Boy won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1991. The Burning Boy is a vivid picture of life in a provincial town in times of disturbance and change. Certainties collapse in the face of violence. People start along strange ways, some to loss or ruin, others to unexpected happiness.
The Burning Boy. London : Faber, 1990, 1992; Auckland : Viking, 1990. Auckland : Viking, 1992; London: Faber, 1992; Auckland: Penguin, 2000. Auckland : Penguin Books, 1994; Auckland: Viking, 1994; London: Faber, 1995. The Fat Man. Auckland : Viking, 1995; Auckland: Puffin, 2000. Academic essay with citations: Dickensian grotesque in Maurice Gee's "The Fat Man".
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She had not come to listen to these girls. She’d had enough half-bakedness, articulate or not, in her year, and wanted to relax and chat with Josie, who had phoned and asked her round for a pot-luck. meal (salad and quiche, nothing pot-luck about it, vegetarian cordon bleu). Tom was on the tiles so the pair of them could have a couple of drinks and a good old natter, Josie said. Norma had supposed Mandy and Stella would be out. ‘It’s not a drought, it’s simply a dry spell,’ Miranda said. Oh but it’s hardly summer yet.
The boy with the burn scars on his face waited for his sister at the gates. She peered through the oak leaves at his face.
Maurice Gee. the burning boy. Contents. The boy with the burn scars on his face waited for his sister at the gates. Rain beat on his parka and made a shallow puddle round his feet. He held his fingers stiff and seemed to count the drops of water leaking from the tips. She could tolerate contradictions and enjoy paradox but did not like emotions pulling her in two directions at once. She did not like, especially, ‘better if he had died’.
The Burning Boy won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1991. Most, however, are ordinary, everyday events from which Gee builds an engaging narrative and a detailed picture of the life of the city - a city which, under different names in successive novels, he is steadily making into his equivalent of Hardy's Wessex. Times Literary Supplement.
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1991 The Burning Boy Maurice Gee. 1992 Portrait of the Artist’s Wife Barbara Anderson. 1993 Going West Maurice Gee (Name change to Montana Book Award). 1994 Let the River Stand Vincent O’Sullivan. 1995 Bulibasha Witi Ihimaera (Name change to Montana New Zealand Book Award). 1996 Redemption Songs - A Life of To Kooti Arikangii Te Turuki Judith Binney. 1997 The Story of Suzanne Aubert Jessie Munroe. 1998 Live Bodies Maurice Gee. 1999 The Vintner’s Luck Elizabeth Knox. 2000 Harlequin Rex Owen Marshall. 2001 The Book of Fame Lloyd Jones. 2002 Stonedogs Craig Marriner.
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