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Mister Pip
By Lloyd Jones

Mister Pip

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Book Awards

  • Winner of Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Fiction 2008.
  • Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - SE Asia and South Pacific 2007.
  • Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2007.
  • Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.

Book Description

Matilda lives on an island somewhere in the Pacific - but this is no paradise. Civil war is a fact of life, though at first the village is largely left alone by the soldiers and the rebel fighters. The school is closed but then Mr Watts, the only white man on the island, steps forward to do what he can to help. He begins by reading Great Expectations aloud to his students, a chapter a day. Stories flourish on the island. While the lives of Pip and Magwitch and other Dickens' characters are transformed in their new tropical setting, the locals come to the schoolhouse to tell their own tales - about the meaning of the colour blue, about broken dreams, black birds and devil women. In Matilda's eyes, Pip is as real as any living person. He has become her friend. She writes his name in the sand and decorates it with shells. That's where the redskin soldiers see it, and decide they must track this stranger down. Who is this Mr Pip? The search to find him will have devastating consequences for Matilda, Mr Watts and the entire village.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921520242
ISBN-10: 1921520248
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books but his best known works include the novels The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Choo Woo, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife, Hand Me Down World and the phenomenally successful Mister Pip, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Montana Medal for Fiction and the Kiriyama Writers' Prize. Mister Pip was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. He lives in the Wairarapa.

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