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              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems
                

              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              This fine new collection of poetry, Owen Marshall's second, is rich in the themes and preoccupations that have made his short stories and novels so admired.

              ISBN 9781877257896
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Larnachs
                 

              The Larnachs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              'Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey, and only we understand how it came about; only we know the fitness and the wonder of it.' William James Mudie Larnach's name resonates in New Zealand history - the self-made man who... built the famous 'castle' on Otago Peninsula, the politician who shot himself in Parliament in October 1898. He was driven to suicide by financial ruin, and by the discovery that his much younger third wife, Constance de Bathe Brandon, was having an affair with his son, Douglas. And it is the story of Conny and Dougie that lies at the heart of Owen Marshall's subtle and compelling new novel. The socially restrictive world of late nineteenth-century Dunedin and Wellington springs vividly to life as Marshall traces the deepening love between stepmother and stepson, and the slow disintegration of the domineering yet vulnerable figure of Larnach himself. Can love ever really be its own world, free of morality and judgement and scandal? Moving, thought-provoking and superbly written, The Larnachs is a memorable piece of fiction from one of our wisest authors.
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              ISBN 9781869794972
              Published NZ 15 Sep 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Pearly Gates
               

              Pearly Gates (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

              • RRP: $38.00
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              "This ... novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for ...sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143773153
              Published NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Pearly Gates
                 

              Pearly Gates (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Marshall, Owen

              • RRP: $54.99
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              This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have be...en an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?
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              ISBN 9780369300560
              Released NZ 21 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Pearly Gates
                 

              Pearly Gates (EPUB ebook – Main - Ebook)

              By Marshall, Owen

              "This ... novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for ...sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143773160
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              Language en
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Carnival Sky
                

              Carnival Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              Beautifully written, brilliantly observed and ultimately optimistic, this novel powerfully captures the phase in our lives when little seems to happen while things are changing all the same. Sheff is disillusioned with journalism, and with plans to travel overseas chucks in his j...ob. But first he goes south to Alexandra, where his father is dying. He becomes caught up with his family in the agonising inertia of waiting for approaching death. Slowly he comes to terms with suppressed issues of loss, love, resentment and commitment, and acknowledges he must reach out for new relationships. Sheff's gradual transformation - sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes disconcerting - is handled with insight and subtlety and is totally convincing.
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              ISBN 9781775535829
              Published NZ 2 May 2014
              Publisher Random House
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              Pearly Gates (16pt Large Print Edition)
                 

              Pearly Gates (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Marshall, Owen

              • RRP: $89.50
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              This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have be...en an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful rea...
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              ISBN 9780369326683
              Released NZ 21 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The White Clock
               

              The White Clock (Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              Delving both into 'the worlds of the mind' and 'where he happens to be', Owen Marshall brings us poetry that is steeped in the Classics, history and literature, and yet is alive with the vivid particulars of damp duffle-coats and hot-air balloons, beer and bicycles, willows and s...kylarks, kauri gum and limestone tunnels.
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              ISBN 9781877578632
              Published NZ 15 Feb 2014
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Living As a Moon
                  

              Living As a Moon (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Marshall, Owen

              SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 NZ POST BOOK AWARDS FOR FICTION Being a celebrity impersonator, says Aussie Elton John, is like living your life as a moon. 'We give up our identity and become just a reflection of another personality, like the moon having no fire of its own and being jus...t a pale reflection of the sun when it's not there.' This new collection of stories from master short fiction writer Owen Marshall is rich with people exploring their identities and how they are affected by others. There is Patrick, whose life is radically altered by a random encounter with a killer; widowed Margaret, who faces a new kind of existence alone; David, who experiences the 'spontaneous and passing friendship of strangers'; Ian, whose wife's demands for a better lifestyle lead him to a new career in telephone sex. Set in both Europe and the Antipodes, these twenty-five stories are at once arresting, moving, funny and full of insight into the human condition.
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              ISBN 9781869792527
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              The Larnachs
                  

              The Larnachs (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Marshall, Owen

              'Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey, and only we understand how it came about; only we know the fitness and the wonder of it.' William James Mudie Larnach's name resonates in New Zealand history - the politician and se...lf-made man who built the famous 'castle' on Otago Peninsula. In 1891, after the death of his first two wives, he married the much younger Constance de Bathe Brandon. But the marriage that began with such happiness was to end in tragedy. The story of the growing relationship between Conny and William's younger son, Dougie, lies at the heart of Owen Marshall's subtle and compelling new novel. The socially restrictive world of late nineteenth-century Dunedin and Wellington springs vividly to life as Marshall traces the deepening love between stepmother and stepson, and the slow disintegration of the domineering yet vulnerable figure of Larnach himself. Can love ever really be its own world, free of morality and judgement and scandal? Moving, thought-provoking and superbly written, The Larnachs is a memorable piece of fiction from one of our wisest authors.
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              ISBN 9781869794989
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              Language en
              Published NZ 26 Aug 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
              Each copy purchased buys 36 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
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