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For all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet. His friend Rex Petley – eel-catcher, girl-chaser, motorbike rider – takes that prize. Is he also a murderer? And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf? Jack has to find out, and is drawn to examine their lives.

Going West has long been regarded as one of the most autobiographical of Maurice Gee's novels.
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Formats & editions

Also by Maurice Gee

Plumb Trilogy
Fire-Raiser
Prowlers
The Limping Man
Gool NZ Edition
Salt NZ Edition
The Limping Man: The Salt Trilogy Volume III
Under the Mountain
Access Road
Salt: The Salt Trilogy Volume 1
The Fat Man
The Fire-Raiser
Gool
Hostel Girl
Orchard Street
The Champion
The World Around The Corner
Salt
Halfmen Of O
Priests of Ferris
Motherstone
The Halfmen of O: The O Trilogy Volume 1
Motherstone: The O Trilogy Volume 3
The Priests of Ferris: The O Trilogy Volume 2

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