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Author Wedde, Ian,
Title The grass catcher : a digression about home / Ian Wedde.
Imprint Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2014.
meBooks, 2014.
©2014

Subject Wedde, Ian.
Poets, New Zealand -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource
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Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in EPUB.
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; The grass catcher; The ivory bracelet; The artesian well; The shit; The ball gown; The missing Taits; The distempered pup; 'Penthouse-like'; Creature from the Black Lagoon; The lie; Great Uncle Fritz; The plums; The blanket; The YHA hostel guide; The Christmas card; The absent-minded professor; The rooks' nests; The boy soprano; The Italian water pitcher; Seven Samurai; Peggy Markwell's back; The punnet of strawberries; Lunch with Dave; The transit lounge; Acknowledgements.
Summary From early childhood in postwar Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, and from Jordan during the civil war of 1969 & ndash;70 to family homes full of children, this dazzling book traces the many shifts in Ian Wedde & rsquo;s life. Haunted by the ghosts of his restless German and Scottish great grandparents, and of his wandering parents, Wedde is always looking over his shoulder as he writes. His companion throughout is his twin brother Dave, who shared their first home & mdash;their mother Linda & rsquo;s womb & mdash;and who, as the book ends, hosts a lunch where the brothers raise their glasses to the transit lounges of their lives. Affectionate, funny, sad, analytical, but above all honest, The Grass Catcher is at once a moving personal memoir and an engaging and reflective essay on the nature of memory.
ISBN 9781776561166 EPUB
9781776560073 Kindle
1776560078
9780864739384 print
9781776560066
177656006X
0864739389
Publisher # MWT11684210
OCLC # 906705326
Additional Format Print version: Grass catcher 9780864739384