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Title:
Mister Pip
Written by:
Lloyd Jones 
Read by:
Susan Lyons 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
7 hours 22 minutes 
Published:
July 28 2018 
Available Date:
July 28 2018 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489450241 
Genres:
Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; New Zealand Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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Winner The Commonwealth Writer's Prize / Best Book (South East Asia and South Pacific Region) 2007
Shortlisted The Man Booker Prize 2007

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip is a modern tragedy set on a tiny copper-rich tropical island embattled by internal strife.

After the trouble starts and the soldiers arrive on Matilda's island, there comes a time when all the white people have left. Only Mr Watts remains, and he wears a red nose and pulls his wife around on a trolley; the kids call him Popeye behind his back. But there is no one else to teach them their lessons, and no books left to learn from – except for Mr Watts's battered copy of Great Expectations, 'by my friend Mr Dickens'. As Mr Watts stands before the class and reads, Dickens's hero, Pip, starts to come alive in Matilda's imagination. Soon he has become as real to her as her own family, and the greatest friendship of her life has begun. But Matilda is not the only one who believes in Pip. And on an island at war, the power of the imagination can be a dangerously provocative thing. A dazzling achievement, Mister Pip is a love song to the power of storytelling. It is about belonging and losing one's way, about love, grief and memory, and it shows how books can change our lives forever.

'Mister Pip is a poignant and impressive work which can take its place alongside the classical novels of adolescence'.'
The Times Literary Supplement

''It's clear from the first page that this is prize-winning stuff ...'
The Times

'In this dazzling story-within-a-story, Jones has created a microcosm of post-colonial literature, hybridising the narratives of back and white races to create a new and resonant fable ...'
The Observer