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The Cage

The Cage
 

"Two mysterious strangers turn up at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. Before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143772323
Barcode 9780143772323
Published 29 January 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Jones, Lloyd
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ISBN-13 9780143772323
ISBN-10 0143772325
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 29 January 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Lloyd
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 370g
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 791951

Description of this Book

A powerful allegorical tale about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we can justify brutality.Two mysterious strangers turn up at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing?The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. Before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty.Lloyd Jones's fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel.

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Author's Bio

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books but his best known works include the novels The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Choo Woo, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife, Hand Me Down World and the phenomenally successful Mister Pip, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Montana Medal for Fiction and the Kiriyama Writers' Prize. Mister Pip was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. He lives in the Wairarapa.

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