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The Necessary Angel

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Award-winning author C.K. Stead takes us to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation.

The Necessary Angel is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a page-turning mystery. With a surprising twist at the end, this is a sophisticated novel that shows Stead writing at the height of his powers.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR C.K.
Stead

C.K. Stead is the renowned author of poetry, literary criticism, short stories, and of novels such as Mansfield and My Name Was Judas. He was awarded the C.B.E. for services to New Zealand literature and was the winner of the 2010 Sunday Times Short Story Award.

C.K. Stead is the renowned author of poetry, literary criticism, short stories, and of novels such as Mansfield and My Name Was Judas. He was awarded the C.B.E. for services to New Zealand literature and was the winner of the 2010 Sunday Times Short Story Award.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A beautifully written, carefully observed novel which we particularly enjoyed for its themes of literature and its uses. Confirming the importance of reading and writing in a world struggling with economic woes, terrorism and the migrant crisis.

A superbly written novel set in the literary world of Paris by one of New Zealand’s finest living writers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
New Zealand
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Allen and Unwin, New Zealand

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