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Description - Acid Song by Bernard Beckett

"Forty-eight hours in the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly told by an award-winning novelist."

"Forty-eight hours in the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly told by an award-winning novelist. It s election day in contemporary New Zealand. A young father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist s political stand threatens to see him driven from the university community. A staffroom argument flares up does a playground fight warrant a student s expulsion? A young girl sets about mending her broken heart, a skinhead riot erupts, and Richard, the biology lecturer at the heart of this simmering forty-eight hours, must deal with the secret which compels them all, unknowingly, to the same conclusion. In Acid Song, an absorbing and darting novel, a varied cast of characters is linked by chance and circumstance. With a powerful, addictive intensity, award-winning writer Bernard Beckett composes a corrosive song of our times."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877460111
ISBN-10: 1877460117
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 142mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Longacre Press
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett has published eight novels, including the popular Jolt which was a finalist in the 2002 NZ Post Children s Book Awards, Malcolm and Juliet, which won both the Senior Fiction Award in the NZ Post Book Awards and the Esther Glen Medal in 2005 and Genesis which was published in 2006 and won the Young Adult Category in the 2007 NZ Post Book Awards and subsequently widely published internationally.

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