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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530619
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Acid Song

A Novel



Forty-eight hours in the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly told by an award-winning novelist.

Forty-eight hours in the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly told by an award-winning novelist.

It’s election day in contemporary New Zealand. A young father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist’s political stand threatens to see him driven from the university community. A staffroom argument flares up – does a playground fight warrant a student’s expulsion?

A young girl sets about mending her broken heart, a skinhead riot erupts, and Richard, the biology lecturer at the heart of this simmering forty-eight hours, must deal with the secret which compels them all, unknowingly, to the same conclusion.

In Acid Song, an absorbing and daring novel, a varied cast of characters is linked by chance and circumstance. With a powerful, addictive intensity, award-winning writer Bernard Beckett composes a corrosive song of our times.

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530619
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship for Teachers of Maths, Science and Technology in 2005, during which he worked at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution. That year, he found himself looking for a way to combine his passions for science, philosophy and storytelling. Falling for Science is his first non-fiction book. He’s written several novels, won many awards for his fiction. His lnovel Genesis was also written as a result of his time at the Allan Wilson Centre. This ‘otherworldly’ sci-fi thriller was winner of the Young Adult Fiction category in the NZ Post 2007 Book Awards.
His other books are No Alarms, Malcolm and Juliet, Jolt,Deep Fried, Home Boys and Acid Song.

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