The Beetle in the Box

Author(s): Chris Else

NZ Fiction

When Jack Collingham becomes chauffeur to the Casturians, it seems the perfect arrangement. He is capable and obliging and willing to comply with the oddest requests. All he wants is to save some money and have some free time to work out what to do with his life. But when true love strikes, Jack is suddenly forced into a situation he is ill-prepared for - a dangerous choice between what he cares about most in the world and his own survival. THE BEETLE IN THE BOX is an exciting development in the work of one of New Zealand's most thoughtful writers. Part fairy tale and part philosophical exploration, this compelling love story is witty and subtle, full of insight into the peculiar blend of reason and passion that makes up our humanity.

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Chris Else has written four previous novels and two collections of short stories. He has worked as a bookseller, publisher's representative and publishing consultant and has taught both creative and technical writing. With his wife, Barbara, he runs TFS, a literary agency and manuscript assessment service.

General Fields

  • : 9781869414528
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Vintage New Zealand
  • : March 2001
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Else
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.2
  • : 296
  • : Modern fiction