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Taking Pagoda Mountain (By Strategy)

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A satirical novel set in early 2000s Shanghai and New Zealand. After a failed marriage in Auckland, aspiring artist Mark Webster heads to Shanghai seeking adventure, romance, riches and a chance to indulge his painterly ambitions. His artistry is focused on a pagoda and a local beauty which results in clashes with influential Communist Party power brokers. He flees back to New Zealand where the arrival of a pagoda and a mysterious cargo produce further upheavals for him – from imprisonment to artistic fame and a romantic resolution.

Taking Pagoda Mountain (By Strategy)

by Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

ISBN: 9780473535193

Published: January 2020

Format: Paperback, 307 pages

Michael Wilson

Michael worked as a journalist and TV presenter for more than 30 years at outlets such as Radio New Zealand, National Business Review, TVNZ and TV3. After being 'restructured', he sought refuge in the Master of Creative Writing course under Paula Morris's tutelage, and the result is his debut novel, Taking Pagoda Mountain (By Strategy).