Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is an auction for THE TWELFTH DIALOGUE by Tom Petsinis. reviews:

"A novel about the seductiveness of books and reading. Sonya Gore is a lover of books. The owner of a struggling second-hand bookshop, she is facing ruin when a terrible solution presents itself. Meanwhile, a series of mysterious short stories start to appear in odd places, written in the form of dialogues between historical figures such as Kafka and Hemingway, Moses and Marx. They are obviously meant for Sonya, but who is sending them, and why? Gradually, Sonya begins to see in the dialogues a key to her salvation. When the author finally reveals himself and a passionate affair develops, the wheels of disaster are set in motion. The twelfth dialogue promises a fatal end - or a new beginning."

"As a small bookshop owner struggles to keep her beloved business alive, she receives twelve mysterious stories - dialogues between the great writers and philosophers of the world. The last such dialogue brings a dramatic climax. A novel about the seductiveness of books and reading from the author of "The French Mathematician"."

More very favourable reviews on

About the author: Tom Petsinis was born in Macedonia, Greece, immigrated to Australia as a child, and has since lived in Melbourne. After graduating from the University of Melbourne he taught at a number of high schools, and presently teaches mathematics at Victoria University. He is married with two daughters. Tom has been published in England, America, Italy and Germany, and his novel The French Mathematician was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award.

Penguin paperback 2000.

446 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • shipping via NZ Post$4.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash
  • Card payments
    • Pay Now

    Pay Now includes:

    Buyer Protection Learn More