State Highway One

Author:   Sam Coley
Publisher:   Hachette New Zealand Ltd
ISBN:  

9781869714260


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   25 August 2020
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'A journey filled with beautifully flawed characters and a landscape that truly got under my skin' - Melina Marchetta, bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI and A PLACE IN DALHOUSIE 'A wry, tense and moving examination of an inescapable reckoning with home and family.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'it has the makings of a contemporary classic'- R.W.R. McDonald, author of THE NANCYS This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. 'I want to go from here . . .' Finger on Cape Reinga. '. . . to here.' Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It's been years since Alex was in New Zealand, and years since he spent any one-on-one time with his twin sister, Amy. When they lose their parents in a shock accident it seems like the perfect time to reconnect as siblings. To reconnect with this country they call 'home'. As they journey the length of State Highway One, they will scratch at wounds that have never healed - and Alex will be forced to reckon with what coming home really means. 'State Highway One is a wild ride from one end of NZ to another and inside a grieving and troubled mind. Be careful when you pick it up, because you won't put it down until you finish.' - Jon Doust, author of BOY ON A WIRE 'Terrifically drawn characters, a narrative that is both entertaining and increasingly tense, all sparkling with a gorgeous sense of humour.' - Nigel Featherstone, author of BODIES OF MEN

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Author:   Sam Coley
Publisher:   Hachette New Zealand Ltd
Imprint:   Hachette New Zealand Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 15.40cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.470kg
ISBN:  

9781869714260


ISBN 10:   1869714261
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   25 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Coley masterfully crafts Alex's distress and reveals just enough history to make the narrative both believable and utterly compelling. The book is, at its heart, about repressed grief, trauma, and the ties that bind us.Humorous, insightful, and ultimately affecting, State Highway One unpicks the uneasy nature of family and the difficulty of escaping your past. - Australian Book Review


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Sam Coley's two favourite things in the world are taking photos and dancing. Most nights, however, he can be found at his desk with a pen and a legal pad and a bottle of wine. He has called New Zealand, Australia and the UK all home at some point, and probably still would. His debut novel, State Highway One, was the winner of the 2017 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

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