Hibiscus Coast

Hibiscus Coast

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Emma Paupere has just returned to New Zealand from Shanghai, where her training as a painter has made her a copyist of incredible skill. Now, Siaki, her ambitious and manipulative ex-boyfriend, has recruited her as a forger, shutting Emma away in a borrowed apartment on Prices Warf. In a room housing the owner's prize possession - a lost painting by Gauguin - Emma works day and night copying on eof the most valuable Goldies in the Auckland Museum. Lost in memories of the two men who shaped her life in Shaghai - her Chinese painting teacher, and the charismatic New Zealander with whom she had a passionate affair - Emma finds herself increasingly exposed to danger. And when talent, hubris and greed collide with disastrous consequences, Emma has no coice but to try to flee up the Hibiscus Coast . . .... flowers onthe bed instead ofa thin candlewick cover, mirrored panels on the sliding wardrobe doors, textured wallpaper and a ... a fitted corduroy jacket bought at a secondhand shopin St Kevina#39;s Arcade, ontothe lastof the white wire hangers.


Title:Hibiscus Coast
Author: Paula Morris
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2008-05-02
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