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This is an auction for PREDICAMENT by Ronald Hugh Morrieson.

'On the Sunday afternoon, Mervyn Toebeck gatecrashed his life.'

"And for Cedric, the kid they call 'The Professor', life is never the same again. For young Mervyn and his scary mate 'The Spook' introduce him to a new and frightening world - of theft, of sly grogging, of blackmail. A horrified Cedric soon discovers that major crimes are afoot. When the plan goes wrong and The Spook disappears it's murder ...And who is the mysterious nocturnal watcher in the tower? A rich, riotous New Zealand comedy classic."

From the NZ Book Council website:

"Ronald Hugh Morrieson, novelist and short story writer, was born, lived, wrote and died in South Taranaki. Four feature films based on his work have been released, yet conservative critics had difficulty with the violence and sexuality of his writing and its failure to conform to the literary values of the period. Morrieson’s fear that he might be ‘another of those poor buggers who gets discovered when they’re dead’, was cruelly prophetic, and the majority of his writing was published posthumously. Today, his reputation stands high... His third novel, Predicament (1975), a powerful and disturbing account of the psychological fantasy world of adolescence with the familiar small-town setting, was declined by Angus & Robertson and went through numerous drafts, many abandoned, before being published by John Dunmore’s Dunmore Press in Palmerston North in 1975..."

It would seem that the Book Council's site is not infallible. According to its imprint, this book was published in 1974, not 1975.
- DH

Paperback 1974. (1st edition.)

248 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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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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