A story set in Auckland in the early 1980s about a man returning there after being in 'Dreamland' for many years. He discovers that all the things he knew about his family and past life were not true. Questions arise: was his father an SS officer? was his mother a gun-runner for the IRA? was he the result of a bizarre experiment to produce Tregear's Aryan-Maori master race? was his old friend Golly the notorious drug boss, Mr Polynesia? Part thriller, part love story, 'Straight' is a look at the bohemian lifestyle of inner-city Ponsonby before it became gentrified. Auckland is seen as another character the way Graham Greene used locations in his novels.
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Published February 1, 2011
by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop.
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.