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New Zealand's most awarded journalist spends three years on the road, learning about life in small-town New Zealand. 

"In this funny, moving, sometimes terrifying book, our country reveals itself; people and places are never as they first appear. Full of astonishing phrases, insights, and provocations, Civilisation is like a series of great New Zealand novels bound up in one extraordinary book" - Emily Perkins

Steve Braunias talks with Noelle McCarthy about Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World.