Dark Night: Walking with McCahon

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In 1984, on his way to a major exhibition opening, celebrated New Zealand painter Colin McCahon went missing for 24 hours in Sydney, Australia. He was discovered by police the next day on a bench in Centennial Park with no identification and suffering from amnesia; by all accounts, McCahon was never quite the same from this night until his death three years later. This work of creative nonfiction underscores the life and work of Colin McCahon and traces a possible McCahon route across Sydney, wandering through bars and flop houses, streets and churches. Exploring key issues, such as the attractions of the bottle, the role of faith and religion, the illuminating power of the imagination, and the hold of family relationships, this record chronicles not only a mysterious incident but also the life and art of the man who lived it.

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Martin Edmond is a screenwriter, a poet, an editor, and the author of numerous books, including Chronicle of the Unsung, which won the Montana New Zealand Book Award, Luca Antara, and Zone of the Marvellous.

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“Thanks to Edmond's acumen, humility, and finely tuned sense of irony, Dark Night is one of the year's most rewarding reads.”  —Iain Sharp, Metro

“If Martin Edmond has ever written a dull book, I’ve not come across it . . . . In Zone of the Marvellous, he takes us to heterotopias—not here, somewhere else, actual places or those inhabited by the imagination. It is a mind-bending journey as we are borne on the wings of his unleashed imagination.”  —Gordon McLauchlan, New Zealand Herald

"The collection is variously stimulating, challenging and, well, plain brilliant."  —Philip Temple, New Zealand Books, on Waimarino County

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