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Going South

Going South
  

A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality. It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down opposite and looked at me like he was going to say something serious. He was, and he... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775491187
Barcode 9781775491187
Published 19 October 2015 by HarperCollins
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Hogg, Colin
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781775491187
ISBN-10 1775491188
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 19 October 2015
International Publication Date 1 November 2015
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hogg, Colin
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 920.71
Catalogue Code 624503

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A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality.

It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down opposite and looked at me like he was going to say something serious.

He was, and he got straight to it. He had health issues, he said, in a tone that put the issues word in ironic quotes. He'd been to see his doctor the previous day. He had maybe a year, he said. Maybe a bit more.

I was so shocked by what he told me that, after an initial gasp, I said the only thing that seemed to make any sense to me in the circumstances. We should go away for a road trip, I blurted out.

He nodded as if he knew I was going to say that. Back south, he said.

Yeah, I said back to him.

South meant Southland, where our story started, 46 years earlier. And that was the end of that conversation. Within weeks the trip was all booked and ready to roll. I felt nervous.

A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality, into the heartland of a New Zealand that still exists and still surprises.

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Author's Bio

Colin Hogg began his journalism career as a 17-year-old cadet on the Southland Times, eventually moving to Auckland and becoming a legendary music writer and reviewer for the Star and the Herald, later establishing his own TV production company and working as a freelance writer.

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