Author(s): Nigel Cox
For sale in New Zealand onlyRaised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battlesd with vicious giant weta, seduced by a beautiful young scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions - the dirt-to-dreams life story of Tarzan Presley is as legendary as his 30 number one hits.This is his posthumous autobiography.And some reviews:...Nigel Cox's fourth novel has me jumping up and down excitedly because I can't believe how good it is. To take such an unlikely attention-getting idea and to develop it into such an intelligent book - it's like seeing someone suddenly make a successful film of Lord of the Rings in Miramar. ...This whole book rings true. It's superbly written and utterly original.David Larsen The NZ HeraldThis is a passionate, powerful work by a writer in command of his narrative, an experienced, assured voice. Cox has created a vivid, lively story that lingers, that makes you think, but above all, a story that entertains.Sean Monaghan The PressTarzan Presley is a love letter to American culture, to its dream machines: its radio stations, its motion pictures, its record labels - and its pulp fiction.David Eggleton The Listener
Runner-up for Montana New Zealand Book of the Year Award Fiction Category 2005.