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This is an auction for RESPONSIBILITY by Nigel Cox.

"Nigel Cox's fifth novel was the best of a group of novels dealing with New Zealanders in Europe. It creates a wonderful sense of place (Berlin) and has a strong narrative coherence and drive, expressed in the fully-captured voice of a first-person narrator, one of a gallery of convincing narrators created in Cox's recent fiction. The narrator, Martin Rumsfield, likes to play with noir motifs and turns of phrase with a touch of postmodern pastiche, but as the title indicates, the drama in which he is involved ultimately deals with a responsibility that he doesnt want to face and is forced to confront. The novel joins Owen Marshall's Harlequin Rex as one of the finest New Zealand explorations of the after-effects of the culture of the 60s and 70s."
- From the judges' report in the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, where RESPONSIBILITY was the Runner-up for Fiction.

"From the acclaimed author of Tarzan Presley, a new novel about the things that really matter. RESPONSIBILITY is a darkly comic thriller set in contemporary Berlin, written with delicious ironic awareness of the hardboiled detective fiction clichs which lie behind every twist and turn. But a darker undercurrent of moral consequence is never far from the surface, and it is this that finally returns Martin from self-indulgent fantasy to a deep appreciation that in steady embrace of his responsibilities lies the promise of a richer, truer life."

You can see reviews of RESPONSIBILITY here:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/VUP/2005titleinformation/responsi
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Large format (trade) paperback 2005.

192 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.

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