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Nailing Down the Saint

Author: Craig Cliff  

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A new novel from the Commonwealth Prize-winning author.

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Summary

A new novel from the Commonwealth Prize-winning author.

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Description

Hollywood, fatherhood, levitation. This smart, funny, thought-provoking novel is full of surprises.

Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin.

When Duncan gets the chance to scout locations for a fated director's biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino, it's the lifeline he's been searching for. But in Italy, in the footsteps of the seventeenth-century levitator, he must confront miracles, madness and the realities of modern movie making.

A novel about the pursuit of dreams, the moral calculus this entails, and the possibility that the rational, materialist worldview isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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About the Author

Craig Cliff was born in Palmerston North in 1983. Earning Cliff the title of the Sunday Star -Times's 'Hot Writer of 2011', his first short-story collection, A Man Melting, won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, the judges commenting- 'This book is of the moment, and is rightly at home on a global platform. Cliff is a talent to watch and set to take the literary world by storm.' His short stories have been published in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom; one of them being selected for Essential New Zealand Short Stories, edited by Owen Marshall.

In addition to short stories and novel, Craig has published poetry, essays and reviews, been a newspaper columnist and judged poetry and short story competitions. His work has been translated into German, Spanish and Romanian and he participated in the University of Iowa's International Writers Program in 2013. He was Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 2017 and currently lives in Wellington with his young family.

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Product Details

Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd | Vintage New Zealand
Published
6th August 2019
Pages
400
ISBN
9780143773740
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