Loving Ways

Loving Ways

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May, David and Alan Macpherson have the same father but different mothers, and their paths in life have been enormously different. The three have come together after thirty-five years at the Nelson orchard of their dying father, Robert Macpherson. The old tugmaster, domineering and earthy still, is being nursed by May's daughter, Heather, who also runs the orchard. A strange love exists between her and the old man. As summer runs into autumn and the apples are harvested, the desires and beliefs of the ill-matched siblings - each, in some way, loving or loved - are frustrated, satisfied, put to the test until, at last, a shocking act of violence brings their unlikely reunion to an end. In Loving Ways the award-winning Maurice Gee returns to the familiar territory of Nelson. Not even the main characters themselves are fully aware of the strange undercurrents which stir this superb contemporary novel. This is Gee at his finest. Also available as an eBookshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 16mm | 204g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 014301918X
  • 9780143019183

Author information

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.show more