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The History Speech

The History Speech (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sweet, Mark

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It is 1960s provincial New Zealand, and a set of upper middle-class families enjoy the good life together. But just under the surface of the conventionality, there are undercurrents. Adolescent Callum Gow's father is a bully, his mother is having an affair, and there are secrets ...about abuse, suicide and the past. In amongst this, Callum is trying to understand his growing identity and sexuality. His only refuge is his grandfather, but this is in danger as Callum's father has grandfather wrongfully committed as he won't agree to a merger of the family business. Callum has to resolve his internal conflicts about who he is and resist social conformity to rescue his grandfather, get himself and his mother away from his father's control and tell the truth about the past.
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ISBN 9781775503958
Published NZ 9 Oct 2019
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775503958
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 9 Oct 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sweet, Mark
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade