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Memory Pieces

Memory Pieces

Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts.

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ISBN 9781776562077
Published 11 October 2018 by Victoria University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gee, Maurice
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ISBN-13 9781776562077
ISBN-10 1776562070
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 11 October 2018
International Release Date 15 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gee, Maurice
Category Biography & Autobiography
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Novelists, New Zealand - 20th century, Novelists, New Zealand - 20th century - Biography, Gee, Maurice - Childhood and youth, Gee, Maurice - Family, Novelists, New Zealand - 21st century
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 934214

Description of this Book

Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. `Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man's man. `Blind Road' is Gee's story up to the age of eighteen, when his apprenticeship as a writer began. `Running on the Stairs' tells the story of Margaretha Garden, beginning in 1940, the year of her birth, when she travelled with her mother Greta from Nazi-sympathising Sweden to New Zealand, through to her meeting Maurice Gee when they were working together in the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1967. Design by Keely O'Shannessey

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Author's Bio

Maurice Gee is New Zealand's leading living writer. He was born in 1931, grew up in Henderson, and now lives in Nelson. His landmark novel Plumb (1978) was recently voted by writers and critics the best prize-winning New Zealand book of the last 50 years.

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