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A Man of the People
A Man of the People

A Man of the People


262 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2004

ISBN 9780864734402

Rights: WOR X NZ

Victoria University Press (Apr 2004)

Price: $14.95


This collection of short stories includes innovative tales of an aspiring politician, an encounter in the film festival toilets, being stranded in the Fiji airport by George Speight’s coup, and a lonely farmer who buys armor on the Internet and jousts in Palmerston North. These stories make an immediate impression with their vigorous, often outrageous humor and with their firm grounding in New Zealand’s country towns and suburbs. But their darker subtexts soon become apparent, as does a passionate engagement with social and political issues.

Author Biography

David Geary is the author of several successful plays, including Lovelock’s Dream Run and Pack of Girls. His short stories have been published in the Listener, The Picnic Virgin, and Sport.