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In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career.
The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, Pounamu Pounamu (1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer.

'Ihimaera is an inspired  voice'
- David Eggleton, Metro

'One of our most important and influential writers . . . his subject matter, as much as his distinctive lyrical writing style, demand[s] attention.'
- Eleanor Black, Weekend Herald

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 1, 2009


    RRP $24.95

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

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  • EBook


    June 1, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
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Also by Witi Ihimaera

Sleeps Standing
Black Marks on the White Page
Bulibasha Film Tie-In
Maori Boy
White Lies
I've Been Thinking About You, Sister
The Thrill of Falling
Pounamu Pounamu (Anniversary Ed)
The Parihaka Woman
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
The Matriarch
Pounamu Pounamu
The Whale Rider
Sky Dancer
The Dream Swimmer
The Uncle's Story
Uncle's Story


The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Dragonfly In Amber
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Fifty Shades Darker
Ready Player One
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Uncommon Type
The Secret Vineyard
Animal Farm