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Necessary Secrets

“They were inextricably bound together, a disparate little family with a black hole of secrets at their centre, a centripetal force-field pulling them powerfully into the same orbit.”


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Necessary Secrets

NZD $37.99

Necessary Secrets


Necessary Secrets

NZD $37.99
ISBN: 9781988516639
“They were inextricably bound together, a disparate little family with a black hole of secrets at their centre, a centripetal force-field pulling them powerfully into the same orbit.”
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Categories: Books, Fiction
Manufacturer: Upstart Press

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“They were inextricably bound together, a disparate little family with a black hole of secrets at their centre, a centripetal force-field pulling them powerfully into the same orbit.”

Dennis Sparks is turning 70 and, armed with a snub-nosed Walther PPK, he’s contemplating his mortality. Gathered at his Herne Bay home are Den’s three adult children – Will, Ellie and Stan. Before the night is out the house will be razed to the ground.

Spanning the seasons, ranging from Herne Bay to Golden Bay, the novel is told in four parts, each one from the point of view of a different family member. As the year unfolds, so do the secrets. Serious secrets: arson, infidelity, addiction and murder.

A dark, funny examination of modern family life in New Zealand, Greg McGee’s latest novel, Necessary Secrets, both delights and shocks as it pulls focus on diverse fragments of contemporary NZ.

PB, 234 x 153mm (portrait), 304 pages