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The Necessary Angel - C.K. Stead

Paperback Published: 1st October 2017
ISBN: 9781760631529
Number Of Pages: 240

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A dazzling new novel from the award-winning Karl Stead.

A beautifully written, carefully observed novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation.

With a surprising twist at the end, this book is gripping and hugely satisfying. It's a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a page-turning mystery.

The Necessary Angel
is a sophisticated novel that shows C.K. Stead writing at the height of his powers.

About the Author

Karl Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus professor of English of the University of Auckland. He is the current New Zealand Poet Laureate, has won the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction, and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand, the highest honour possible in New Zealand.


Captivating story


It touches on issues many people can possibly identify with...cultural differences...age,maturity

Auckland ,New Zealand


The Necessary Angel

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"Stead is a fine writer, intelligent and assured, and The Necessary Angel's stealthy crescendo will leave the reader gasping." --Spectator
"A fictional gem." --Sunday Times
"Masterfully structured." --Financial Times
"Stead captures the essence of Paris, its certainties and its contradictions, while simultaneously invoking the power of literature to alter and direct lives." --Country & Town House
"His prose is good, beguilingly good . . . It's an entertainment, but in the best sense of the word--clever, rich and playful." --Spinoff
"For anyone who enjoys literature, it's a delight to find a book that does the same." --North & South
"Paris suits Stead. There is a joie de vivre to the writing: the zest and juice of the short stories are sustained at novel length, making this his best novel since All Visitors Ashore." --New Zealand Listener

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ISBN: 9781760631529
ISBN-10: 1760631523
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2017
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

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