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  • Published: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775532156
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 175
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The Dream of Nikau Jam



Bursting with verbal dexterity and laugh-out-loud humour, this novel also shows compassion and warm affection for the West Coast landscape and people.

Bursting with verbal dexterity and laugh-out-loud humour, this novel also shows compassion and warm affection for the West Coast landscape and people.

Simon Fyfe, better known as Feefi - short for Fee Fi Fo Fum - is Special. He's a giant of a man (he stayed in his mother's womb for an extra month) and, most of his Westport friends would agree, he's not the full quid. But he often has thoughts the others in the Mine and at the pub call 'deep', and his knowledge of nature is unmatched.

From his mother he learned the art of making jam from the fruit of the protected nikau palm, and when the conservationists from Over the Hill hit town, the trouble begins. But, out of the glorious legal and emotional tangle that results, Feefi emerges triumphant - and in love for the first time in his life.

  • Published: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775532156
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 175
Categories:

About the author

Peter Hawes

Peter Hawes worked for many years in television as a researcher, journalist, writer, presenter and director. He has written many critically acclaimed plays and children’s books, as well as seven works of adult fiction, the first of which was a bestselling novel written in Spanish. Known for his humour and irreverence, his work is also moving, insightful and thought-provoking, as well as utterly unique. ‘Hawes emerges as perhaps New Zealand’s foremost current exponent of the comedy of ideas.’ — The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Praise for The Dream of Nikau Jam

Needless to say, it is very funny indeed.

John McCrystal, NZ Books

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