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Rocking Horse Road / Carl Nixon.

By: Nixon, Carl, 1967-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007Description: 234 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419073 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Teenage boys -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Murder -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Coming of age -- Fiction | Crime -- Fiction | Mystery -- Fiction | Teenage boys -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Fiction | Nineteen eighties -- Fiction | New Brighton (Christchurch, N.Z.) -- Fiction | Teenage boys -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Coming of age -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Murder -- New Zealand -- Teenage fiction | Teenage boys -- Teenage fiction | Coming of age -- Teenage fiction | New Zealand fiction 21st century | New Zealand -- Fiction -- 21st Century | Christchurch (N.Z.) -- Fiction | Christchurch (New Zealand) -- Fiction | New Zealand -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | General fiction. | Teenage fiction, New Zealand. | New Zealand fiction, 21st century. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: Free Fiction
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Paperback -The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives. Evolving from Nixon's celebrated short story, this powerful novel is much more than an intelligently evoked murder mystery. It's a book about coming of age and loss of innocence, not just for the characters but for New Zealand, as the country turns upon itself during the 1981 Springbok Tour. It examines how early events can influence the rest of our lives, and probes ideas of community, collective memory and story-telling. Above all, it's a compelling story, set in a New Zealand we can all recognise.
Subject: The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives.
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The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives. Evolving from Nixon's celebrated short story, this powerful novel is much more than an intelligently evoked murder mystery. It's a book about coming of age and loss of innocence, not just for the characters but for New Zealand, as the country turns upon itself during the 1981 Springbok Tour. It examines how early events can impact on the rest of our lives, and probes ideas of community, collective memory and story-telling. Above all, it's a compelling story, set in a New Zealand we can all recognise.

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Paperback -The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives. Evolving from Nixon's celebrated short story, this powerful novel is much more than an intelligently evoked murder mystery. It's a book about coming of age and loss of innocence, not just for the characters but for New Zealand, as the country turns upon itself during the 1981 Springbok Tour. It examines how early events can influence the rest of our lives, and probes ideas of community, collective memory and story-telling. Above all, it's a compelling story, set in a New Zealand we can all recognise.

The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives.

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