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This is an auction for THE LOVELOCK VERSION by Maurice Shadbolt.

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“THE LOVELOCK VERSION is a long historical novel by New Zealand writer Maurice Shadbolt that calls into question the interpretation of the past through the narrative process. Published in 1980 it won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction and the James Wattie Award. It appeared mid-way through his career and marked a new departure. Until then his fiction had engaged with contemporary New Zealand, although with backward glances as part of the interaction between generations. THE LOVELOCK VERSION is the first to deal directly with the pioneer years of the 19th century and their aftermath. The Gallipoli Campaign episode, in which sons of his main characters are engaged towards the end of the novel, is later taken up in his play Once on Chunuk Bair (1982). Shadbolt commented that he tried to use native history, tradition, landscape and folklore as active components. In so doing he takes his work out of the sphere of pure historical fiction into the world of Magic realism in a novel indebted in part to Gabriel Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, especially in its sweep over several generations. The novel is no simple glorification of the colonial enterprise but at times becomes a criticism which reflects the author's left wing politics . . . "

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Hardback 1980 (1st edition).

568 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

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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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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