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Nailing Down the Saint

Nailing Down the Saint
 

"Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, hes working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son wont stop watching Aladdin. When Duncan gets the chance to scout locat... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143773740
Barcode 9780143773740
Published 6 August 2019 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Cliff, Craig
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ISBN-13 9780143773740
ISBN-10 0143773747
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage New Zealand
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cliff, Craig
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 978645

Description of this Book

Hollywood, fatherhood, levitation. This smart, funny, thought-provoking novel is full of surprises. Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin. When Duncan gets the chance to scout locations for a fated director's biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino, it's the lifeline he's been searching for. But in Italy, in the footsteps of the seventeenth century levitator, he must confront miracles, madness and the realities of modern movie making. A novel about the pursuit of dreams, the moral calculus it entails, and the possibility that the rational, materialist worldview isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Author's Bio

Craig Cliff was born in Palmerston North in 1983. Earning Cliff the title of the Sunday Star -Times's 'Hot Writer of 2011', his first short-story collection, A Man Melting, won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, the judges commenting- 'This book is of the moment, and is rightly at home on a global platform. Cliff is a talent to watch and set to take the literary world by storm.' His short stories have been published in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom; one of them being selected for Essential New Zealand Short Stories, edited by Owen Marshall. His first novel, The Mannequin Makers, was published in 2013, and has sold editions in Australia, the US, the UK and Romania. The New York Times said of it- 'A book that makes grand promises and delivers.' In addition to fiction, Craig has published poetry, essays and reviews, been a newspaper columnist and judged poetry and short story competitions. His work has been translated into German, Spanish and Romanian and he participated in the University of Iowa's International Writers Program in 2013. He was Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 2017 and currently lives in Wellington with his young family.

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