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  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532163
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 376

Royce, Royce, the People's Choice


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A hilarious love story about a teenager and a fish.

A hilarious love story about a teenager and a fish.

Royce Rowland is a 17-year-old sexual and social reprobate who has been sent to sea with a tough skipper in an effort to straighten him out. But, as with everything, Royce goes on board with his own interests at heart: he wants to trawl for the fabled giant squid. He does catch something unexpected, but it isn't a squid, and in its wake comes a conning prostitute who is determined to make off with the haul. And so Royce embarks on a Odyssean journey pursuing his catch through New Zealand waters and on to Japan. En route, he is to discover true love - for a fish . . .

  • Pub date: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532163
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 376

About the Author

Peter Hawes

Peter Hawes worked for many years in television as a researcher, journalist, writer, presenter and director. He has written many critically acclaimed plays and children’s books, as well as seven works of adult fiction, the first of which was a bestselling novel written in Spanish. Known for his humour and irreverence, his work is also moving, insightful and thought-provoking, as well as utterly unique. ‘Hawes emerges as perhaps New Zealand’s foremost current exponent of the comedy of ideas.’ — The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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