Going West
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Going West

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For all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet. His friend Rex Petley - eel-catcher, girl-chaser, motorbike rider - takes that prize. Is he also a murderer? And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf? Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives. Going West has long been regarded as one of the most autobiographical of Maurice Gee's novels. Also available as an eBook
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 20mm | 272g
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0141001712
  • 9780141001715
  • 1,082,298

About Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.
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Rating details

108 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 21% (23)
4 48% (52)
3 26% (28)
2 2% (2)
1 3% (3)
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