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Comeuppance comes from unexpected directions.

This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.

Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes.

But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143773153

    February 5, 2019

    RHNZ Vintage

    288 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • EBook

    9780143773160

    February 5, 2019

    Random House New Zealand

    288 pages

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