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Blindsight

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Blindsight

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Widely acclaimed when first published, Maurice Gee's Blindsight is now regarded as one of the master's finest novels and one of the best novels published in New Zealand in the past couple of decades. Reviewer Dennis Welch suggests it may be Gee's best work of fiction since the highly regarded Plumb. Gee's complex but knowing portrait of siblings who were once close but are now completely estranged as adults - and why, and what's being hidden - is a brilliantly executed novel. Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist. As her story unfolds we learn of her childhood with her brother Gordon in West Auckland and of the divergent paths their lives have taken. While Alice has gone on to have a successful career, Gordon has mentally deteriorated to the point where he is a silent derelict living on the streets of Wellington. As the novel evolves, Alice is becoming more and more edgy. What is she hiding? How has Gordon ended up in this state? And what does Alice herself have to do with it? Who are we to believe?

Author Biography: Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

Author: Gee, Maurice
Publication date: 26/06/2009
Imprint: Penguin Books NZ
Pages: 192

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Dimensions 198 × 129 mm