A young man obsessed with the portrayal of the underworld in literature, finds himself face to face with hell on earth during the first world war. Theodore De'ath is the central character in the first novel by Irish-Kiwi writer Majella Cullinane, The Life of De'Ath.
Best known as a poet, Majella started writing the book while the Robert Burns Fellow at Otago University in 2014.
The Life of De'ath is set in both Europe and Majella's adopted home of New Zealand, having moved here a decade ago and settled in Dunedin. Majella reads from her novel:
The book is published by Steele Roberts.