Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall

Written by Owen Marshall

Audio adaptation by Carol Dee

Told by Gavin Rutherford

Engineered by Marc Chesterman

Produced by Duncan Smith

 

Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes.

But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?

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Photo: Bruce Foster

 

 

 

 

Owen Marshall is a renowned short story writer and novelist, who worked for more than 20 years as a teacher before retiring to work full time as a writer. Many critics rank Marshall among the finest, if not the finest, of New Zealand’s short story writers.

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Photo: Penguin NZ

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