When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past ? which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's Den is Maurice Gee's third novel and was first published in 1972. It is now an international feature film of the same name. In My Father's Den is directed by Brad McGann and Produced by Trevor Haysom and Dixie Linder, and stars Matthew Macfayden, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay.
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Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers, for both adults and children. He has won a number of literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the New Zealand Fiction Award. He has also won the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received an a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include the Plumb trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of children's novels, the most recent being Salt and Gool. Maurice lives in Nelson with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.From AudioFile:
Listeners must tune their ears to the thick New Zealand accent narrator Humphrey Bower brings to this story of a schoolmaster implicated in the brutal murder of his prize student. It is, however, wholly worth the effort. Bower is a magnificent storyteller--a voice that immediately draws in the listener and holds attention. Maurice Gee, an acclaimed New Zealand author, explores themes of puritanism and repression and the loss of rural life through flashbacks to the childhood of two brothers. Bower captures the rivalry among the family and friends, and the deep-rooted psychological tangles. The excellence of the reading combined with the exotic locale, unfamiliar words, and the intriguing accents makes this a challenging but satisfying listening experience. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1459619358
Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. large print 16 pt edition. 232 pages. 10.00x7.75x0.53 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1459619358