YOUR BOOKSTORE ON CAMPUS - 100% STUDENT OWNED
University of Auckland (Ph 09 306 2700 option 1)
AUT - City & South (Ph 09 306 2700 option 2) & North (Ph 09 306 2700 option 3)
Unitec - Mount Albert Campus (Ph 09 306 2700 option 4)
Head Office / Distribution Centre / Online Orders (ph 09 306 2700 option 5)
Also servicing NorthTec, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and WITT (Ph 09 306 2704)
|Home About Us Contact Us Email Us Account Holders Log In||View Shopping Cart|
|DISCOUNT OFF RRP / LIST PRICE ON MOST ITEMS FOR EVERYONE - NOT JUST STUDENTS!|
| University of Auckland,
AUT, Unitec, NorthTec, Whitireia, WinTec, WelTec, WITT, Massey University,
Victoria University, Canterbury University, Otago University,
Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Open Polytechnic, Christchurch Polytechnic, UCOL, Otago Polytechnic, independent tertiary institutions, etc
RRP / List Price: $30.00
ubiq Price: $27.00
|Author||ISBN||9781921758041||Add to shopping cart|
|Publisher||Text Publishing Company||Group||Fiction||View shopping cart|
|Binding||Paperback||Category||NZ Fiction||Terms and conditions|
|Subject||NZ Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
|Stock Status||Not currently in stock - contact store for availability|
|Order Status||Not currently on order|
|Synopsis||Trapped in a car wreck, upside down, bleeding, broken and in pain, Tristan and Grace are staring at death.
As they await their fate, with only a glimmer of hope they might be seen and rescued, we discover the stories of their lives, the sequences of events that brought them together and the shocking truth behind the cause of their crash.
Tristan, a brilliant student at the privileged St Augustine’s school within the walls of the City, was the subject of an elaborate series of experiments on the seemingly contradictory concepts of determinism and free will. Part willing participant and part unknowing victim, Tristan grapples with the apparent irrefutability of a deterministic world. There is only one thing that distracts him: a woman he has glimpsed only twice, a woman he longs to know, a woman he loves.
Banished from the City at the end of the experiments, he embarks on a desperate personal quest to find the woman and to prove the existence of free will, a proof he cannot live without.
Meanwhile, Grace grows up outside the City walls, in a place of impoverishment and despair. Her life of hardship allows no place for philosophical musing. Forced through desperation into a life of prostitution, her only hope of escape from the life she leads is the young man she has seen watching her, the young man who would not speak to her. The young man who stopped at the roadside and picked her up in his car…
Part philosophical thriller, part love story, August is a compelling novel of power, humanity and desire.
Bernard Beckett lives in Wellington.
Featured in the 28 February 2011 New Zealand newsletter.
Featured in the Autumn 2011 Teen Reads
shopping cart Delivery
Policy & Charges Terms
Guide to Searching Links Facebook
|firstname.lastname@example.org||© University Bookshop Ltd 1966 - 2014|