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The Beetle in the Box

A novel by

Part fairy tale and part philosophical exploration, this compelling fictional love story is witty and subtle, full of insight into the peculiar blend of reason and passion that makes up our humanity.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.


Used availability for Chris Else's The Beetle in the Box

Paperback Editions

2001 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: The beetle in the box: A love story (A Vintage book)
Author(s): Chris Else
ISBN: 1-86941-452-7 / 978-1-86941-452-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Beetle In the Box: A Love Story
Author(s): Chris Else
Publisher: RHNZ Adult ebooks
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