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              Books by Carl Shuker

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              A Mistake
               

              A Mistake (Paperback)

              By Shuker, Carl

              • RRP: $30.00
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              A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.

              ISBN 9781776562145
              Published NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Anti Lebanon: A Novel
                

              Anti Lebanon: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shuker, Carl

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              "It is the Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon walk a knife edge, their very survival in this ancestral refuge in doubt. When Hezbollah flex their muscles in a takeover of west Beirut, amid the old shell-scarr...ed sandstone villas, the echoing gunfire, a young Christian wandering the emptied streets is entrapped in an act of violence that will awaken monsters from the civil war and beyond. Anti Lebanon is a cross-genre political thriller and horror story embedded within recent events, featuring a multiethnic Christian family living out the lingering after-effects of Lebanon's war, as it struggles to deal with its phantoms, its ghosts, and its vampires"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781619021150
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              Method Actors: A Novel
                

              Method Actors: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Shuker, Carl

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $31.49
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              • Pub Date
                9 Oct 20

              The disappearance of a young military historian leads his sister to Japan, where, among the hedonistic expatriate set of which he was a part, she uncovers evidence that her brother may have discovered evidence of war crimes committed by the Japanese during World War II. A first n...ovel. Original.
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              ISBN 9781593760656
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2020
              Publisher Bookwise International
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Mistake
                

              A Mistake (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Shuker, Carl; Narrator Swallow, Genevieve

              • RRP: $52.99
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              In medicine, a single mistake in an otherwise spotless career can determine the rest of your life - even if the mistake was not your own. Elizabeth is a gifted surgeon - the only female consultant at her hospital. But while operating on a young woman with life-threatening blood p...oisoning, something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of a new scheme to publicly report surgeons' performance, her colleagues begin to close ranks, and Elizabeth's life is thrown into disarray. Tough and abrasive, Elizabeth has survived and succeeded in this most demanding, palpably sexist field. But can she survive a single mistake? A Mistake is a gripping procedural thriller about powerful women working in challenging spheres. The novel examines how a survivor who has successfully navigated years of a culture of casual sexism and machismo finds herself suddenly in the fight of her life. When a mistake is life-threatening, who should ultimately be held responsible? Carl Shuker has produced some of the finest writing on the physicality of medical intervention, where life-changing surgery is detailed moment by moment in a building emergency. A Mistake daringly illustrates the startling mix of the coolly intellectual and deeply personal inherent in the life and work of a surgeon.
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              ISBN 9781799759645
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Lazy Boys: A Novel
                

              The Lazy Boys: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Shuker, Carl

              • RRP: $32.50
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              Carl Shuker's protagonist, Richard Sauer, heads off to college for no reason other than to escape the stultifying normalcy of his middle-class family in Timaru, New Zealand. He may appear ordinary in his aimlessness, mangling his way through his first year in college, but his bon...ging and banging, his anger and rage, take a brutal turn at an out-of-control dorm party which lands Richey in front of the disciplinary committee with a sexual harassment charge. Dropping out of school before he's thrown out, Richey and his housemates Matt, Nick, and Ursula begin a freefall that forces Richey to face his most destructive desires. Sex, violence, mutilation, and drugs fuel the despair and alienation of these disaffected youth -- those once innocent but now struggle to find the right combination of alcohol and drugs to keep an all-night buzz. Like a punch in the stomach or a sustained cry, Carl Shuker's risky and harrowing first person narrative is as visceral as Fight Club and as brutal as A Clockwork Orange. On the surface Richey's actions are unforgivable, but his unformed and distorted world is immediate and recognizable to a generation brought up in a society indifferent to its own nihilism.
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              ISBN 9781593761233
              Released NZ 7 Sep 2006
              Publisher Counterpoint
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              A Mistake
               

              A Mistake (Hardback)

              By Shuker, Carl

              • RRP: $53.00
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              Elizabeth is a gifted surgeon, but while operating on a young woman with life-threatening blood poisoning, something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of a new scheme to publicly report surgeons' performance, Elizabeth's life is thrown into disarray.

              ISBN 9781640092495
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
              Publisher Counterpoint LLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Anti Lebanon: A Novel
                

              Anti Lebanon: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Shuker, Carl

              It is Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon are walking a knife-edge, their very survival in their ancestral refuge in doubt, as the Lebanese government becomes Hezbollah-dominated, while Syria convulses with wa...rring religious factions. Anti Lebanon is a cross-genre political thriller and horror story embedded within these recent events, featuring a multiethnic Christian family living out the lingering after-effects of Lebanon's civil war as it struggles to deal with its phantoms, its ghosts, and its vampires. Leon Elias is a young and impoverished Lebanese man whose older sister had joined a Christian militia and has been killed. He becomes caught up in the recent "little war" in Beirut, when the Shi'a resistance/militia Hezbollah takes over most of the city. In this milieu-the emptied streets of Christian east Beirut, the old shell-scarred sandstone villas, the echoing gunfire-he becomes involved, only partly by choice, in the theft of a seriously valuable piece of artisanal jewelry, and is bitten-like a vampire-by its Armenian maker. Events take a ghostly and mysterious turn as the factions jostling for power in Beirut begin to align against him and his family, and he is forced to flee the sullied beauty of that wonderful and pitiful country, in this story of love and loss, of the civil war and the Arabization of the "Switzerland of the Middle East," and of contemporary vampires-beings addicted to violence, lies, and baser primal drives. Carl Shuker is a remarkable writer. A storyteller in the tradition of Celine and J. G. Ballard, no one alive writes better sentences. Anti Lebanon will delight his fans and entrance anyone new to his fine work.
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              ISBN 9781619021990
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Counterpoint
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