Let the River Stand (Penguin Award Winning Classics)

Let the River Stand (Penguin Award Winning Classics)

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A New Zealand classic, Let the River Stand won the Montana Book Awards in 1994. In the deceptively quiet Waikato of the 1930s and 1940s, a number of lives connect in a complex web of family ties, desire and violence. The events of this story also take in boxing, farming, devotion and perversion, ranging as far as Tasmania and the Spanish Civil War. Alex, tall and solitary, striding through this novel ...Barbara, his first love ...Bet, strong and unobtrusive ...And the enigmatic man in the balaclava. 'No New Zealand novel has conveyed more completely a sense of history and of those visionary moments that resist its flow.' - The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 32mm | 630g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143573802
  • 9780143573807

About Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan is an editor, poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, academic and critic and has served as literary editor to the New Zealand Listener. Among other residencies and fellowships, O'Sullivan has held the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship in Menton, France, and has won numerous literary prizes throughout his distinguished career, including several Montana Book Awards. In 2000, he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland and Oxford University, and has lectured at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato. In 1997, he became Director of Victoria University's Stout Research Centre, and is now Emeritus Professor of English. In 2004 he was awarded the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer's Fellowship, and in 2006 he received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Known for his powerful intellect, and the broad range of his writing, O'Sullivan has also earned international acclaim as the joint editor, with Margaret Scott, of the five-volume Letters of Katherine Mansfield.
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