Creeks and Kitchens: A Childhood Memoir by Maurice Gee

Creeks and Kitchens: A Childhood Memoir

byMaurice Gee

Kobo ebook | April 3, 2013

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Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined here into a memoir in this BWB Text.

In this little known work, Gee describes in fascinating detail his boyhood and family life in West Auckland and offers illuminating insights into some of the creative forces which have driven some of his fiction: the creek with its dangers where, he writes, he glimpsed ‘sex and death’ the kitchen with his mother preparing dinner in the gathering dark, and his elderly uncle, later the model for the magnificent Plumb.

Title:Creeks and Kitchens: A Childhood MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 3, 2013Publisher:Bridget Williams BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927131774

ISBN - 13:9781927131770