A dazzling new novel from the award-winning Karl Stead.
A beautifully written, carefully observed novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation.
With a surprising twist at the end, this book is gripping and hugely satisfying. It's a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a page-turning mystery.
The Necessary Angel is a sophisticated novel that shows C.K. Stead writing at the height of his powers.
Karl Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus professor of English at the University of Auckland. He was the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, has won the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction, and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand, the highest honour possible in New Zealand.
Allen & Unwin
A&U New Zealand
Paperback - C format