Poppies Book Launch: The Neccessary Angel by CK Stead

Event

Title:
Poppies Book Launch: The Neccessary Angel by CK Stead
Calendar:
Remuera Business Association
Date:
11.21.2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Author:
Cecilia Ngo
Capacity:
Unlimited
Attendees:
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Description

The third in a series of five FREE Author Evenings at Ray White Remuera.

C.K. Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus professor of English of the University of Auckland. He has won the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand.

His latest novel, The Necessary Angel, is about people who are deeply involved in the book world - most of the main characters teach or study at the Sorbonne in Paris, though the central character,Max Jackson, is New Zealand born and possibly feeling rather trapped there by marriage to a senior French professor and their two children. The marriage is shaky and he has been relegated to a downstairs apartment, where he's not sure whether he is relishing the new freedom, or regretting it. Meanwhile he is deeply attracted to a younger French colleague, and at the same time his intellectual interest is engaged by a British student who is a word-obsessed poetry freak.

At this event C.K. Stead will be in conversation with Professor Mac Jackson.

For more information please visit: http://www.remuera.org.nz/what-s-on/269-ray-white-presents-poppies-author-evenings

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