Have just finished this thoroughly good read, from a fine writer. Settlers’ Creek reflects the current New Zealand situation and environment in a very believable way. Carl Nixon‘s story of the family tragedy, when Box Saxton’s teenage stepson commits suicide and his body is highjacked by his biological father for burial elsewhere, is most engrossing and fast-moving. Saxton, once a successful property developer, but then bankrupted by the economic recession, emerges as a strong and credible character as he takes action to deal with the crisis.
A fine read which should appeal to senior students and staff. Some of you will remember Carl from his visit to King’s College in our 2009 Literacy Week.