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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869796365
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 295

The Shag Incident


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Darkly satirical and wickedly funny, this novel takes a tilt at a range of contemporary matters.

What happened that connects a diverse group of characters, along with an ex-All Black and an elephant? The people who committed the act of revenge in 1985 thought it was perfectly executed. Twenty years on, the truth is revealed, the truth about the deception that started it all.

Darkly satirical and wickedly funny, this novel takes a tilt at a range of contemporary matters, including sexual stereotyping, militant feminism, the machismo of the All Blacks, new age beliefs, psychiatry, womb burial and naming ceremonies.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869796365
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 295

About the Author

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is an accomplished writer whose work includes plays for stage and radio, poetry, scriptwriting and novels. She was shortlisted for the 1999 Montana Book Awards for her previous novel, The Whistler. Her novel The Hearts Wild Surf was a great success in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She is co-founder of the Auckland Writer's Festival and the 2000 Katherine Mansfield Fellow.

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