By: Shannon, Paul.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, 2006Description: 255 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0143020773 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Boys -- New Zealand -- South Island -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Teenagers -- Fiction | Boys New Zealand South Island Fiction | South Island (N.Z.) Social life and customs Fiction | New Zealand fiction 21st century | Teenage boys -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Fiction | Working class -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Fiction | Nineteen seventies -- Fiction | South Island (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Christchurch (N.Z.) -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Fiction -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | General fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2007 Finalist.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This superb coming-of-age novel contains echoes of Ian Cross's The God Boy. Both novels look at the world and family relationships through the eyes of a young boy on the brink of adolescence. . Davey Ardsley is twelve years old, growing up in a working-class suburb of Christchurch in the early 1970s (Norman Kirk has just died) with a big, violent, hard-case father and a long-suffering mother. The fridge is always full of beer; his mother is always lighting another fag to have with her cup of tea. Davey is a bit of a hard-case himself, giving his father and Terry Appleby, the local thug, plenty of lip. . One day Davey witnesses something he shouldn't have and the repercussions that follow pitch the Ardsleys down a dark and tragic road. The outcome is that Davey has to choose between loyalty to his father or telling the truth.
"A Penguin original"--back cover.
Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2007 Finalist.
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