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"It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780864738950
Published 2 August 2013 by Victoria University Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Catton, Eleanor
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ISBN-13 9780864738950
ISBN-10 0864738951
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 2 August 2013
International Publication Date 8 February 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Catton, Eleanor
Category Award Winning
Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 0
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 1,065g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 328275

Description of this Book

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous sum of money has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. From the author of the award-winning global phenomenon The Rehearsal comes a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2014 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: People's Choice 2014 -- Winner of Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction Category 2013 -- Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013 -- Short-listed for New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2014

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Author's Bio

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. Her debut novel The Rehearsal won the Adam Prize and was Best First Book of Fiction at the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Internationally, it was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize, and won the 2009 Betty Trask Award. It has been published in 17 territories and 12 languages. Eleanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

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