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Zone of the Marvellous


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Introduction -- 1. Ancient Voices -- 2. Mt Purgatory -- 3. Jewelled Sands -- 4. Utopian Projections -- 5. Isles of Disappointment -- 6. Lost Tribes -- 7. Yonaguni, Ulimaroa & Other Enigmas -- 8. After Erewhon -- Notes on Sources.

About the Author

Ohakune-born Martin Edmond is now based in Sydney but is often in New Zealand. Four of his books have been shortlisted in the national book awards; his Chronicle of the Unsung won the biography category of the 2005 Montana NZ Book Awards. He was the 2004 Writing Fellow at The University of Auckland and in 2007 won a CLL Writers' Award of $35,000 to support writing Zone of the Marvellous.


"Compressing 4000 years of history into 250 pages is a formidable task, but maverick essayist Martin Edmond is up to the challenge." --Iain Sharp, Metro
"If Martin Edmond has ever written a dull book, I've not come across it." --Gordon McLauchlan, New Zealand Herald
"This book does much more than just build a case: it is an entertainment of the best kind." --Jane Westaway, New Zealand Books
"Edmond's exploration of the idea of the Antipodes is pure magic. A must-read for anyone who wonders how we got here." --Laura Kroetsch, Dominon Post

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