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  • Published: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742288482
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

The Fat Man




When people like Herbert Muskie take up residence in your mind, there's nothing you can do to get them out.
Colin Potter is a skinny boy, hungry for chocolate. Herbert Muskie is enormously fat, hungry for revenge. A dramatic encounter down at the creek forges an unhappy alliance between the vindictive man and the fearful child.
But who is the fat man and why does he hate the people of Loomis? What guilty secrets are hidden in the past and why are Colin's parents such special targets?
A taut thriller from the award-winning author of The Fire-Raiser, Salt and Gool.
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  • Published: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742288482
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the author

Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include The Plumb Trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of much-loved children's novels, including Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and TheSaltTrilogy. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

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Praise for The Fat Man

Gee brilliantly allows readers to see the child within each adult, and to recognize the complexity of the consequences one's actions can yield.

Publishers Weekly

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