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Necessary Secrets

Necessary Secrets
 

A searing picture of NZ society today, the family deals with love, loss, financial struggles, drugs, domestic violence, and all the issues that Kiwis deal with daily. As he has done in his plays and his screen-writing, McGee turns a spotlight on the relationships and social issue... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988516639
Published 11 April 2019 by Upstart Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By McGee, Greg
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ISBN-13 9781988516639
ISBN-10 1988516633
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Upstart Press Ltd
Publication Date 11 April 2019
International Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McGee, Greg
Category Modern Fiction
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 970819

Description of this Book

Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points of view. A searing picture of NZ society today, the family deals with love, loss, financial struggles, drugs, domestic violence, and all the issues that Kiwis deal with daily. As he has done in his plays and his screen-writing, McGee turns a spotlight on the relationships and social issues of New Zealanders while making for an entertaining read.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Greg McGee originally came to literary attention when he wrote the iconic NZ play Foreskin's Lament. Since then he has had a successful career writing for television, but again broke into the literary consciousness as Alix Bosco winning the inaugural Ngaio Marsh award for crime writing. He also wrote the record-breaking Richie McCaw: The Open Side. The Antipodeans stayed on the NZ fiction bestseller list for months and has been published in the UK.

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