Pearly Gates

Author(s): Owen Marshall

NZ Fiction | JANN MEDLICOTT ACORN PRIZE FOR FICTION

Funny, intriguing, lyrical and ultimately moving, this entertaining and insightful novel from one of this country's best writers both skewers and celebrates small town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall? And if so, how will that come about?


Product Information

Shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards - Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction 2020

General Fields

  • : 9780143773153
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage Books
  • : December 2018
  • : 2.1 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Owen Marshall
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.2
  • : near fine
  • : 288