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Creeks and Kitchens - A Childhood Memoir

Creeks and Kitchens - A Childhood Memoir
  

Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined here into a memoir in this BWB Text.

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ISBN 9781927131770
Published 3 April 2013 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Gee, Maurice
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ISBN-13 9781927131770
ISBN-10 1927131774
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 3 April 2013
International Publication Date 11 March 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Gee, Maurice
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 52
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Electronic books, Authors, New Zealand - 20th century
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 820.9
Catalogue Code 490017

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Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined here into a memoir in this BWB Text.

In this little known work, Gee describes in fascinating detail his boyhood and family life in West Auckland and offers illuminating insights into some of the creative forces which have driven some of his fiction: the creek with its dangers - where, he writes, he glimpsed 'sex and death' - the kitchen with his mother preparing dinner in the gathering dark, and his elderly uncle, later the model for the magnificent Plumb.

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Author's Bio

Maurice Gee is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest authors, for both adults and children. He has received numerous awards, nominations and grants for his adult fiction, including the Wattie Award and the Montana Award, and also for his young adult and children's books. In 2004 he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. His adult novels include the Plumb trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and Blindsight.

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