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  • Published: 5 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869799540
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 52

The Night I Got My Tuckie


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Wry and insightful, this short story is told by a young American girl, who is all too knowing about her own world but ignorant about the Kiwi strangers she meets.

Wry and insightful, this short story is told by a young American girl, who is all too knowing about her own world, but ignorant about the Kiwi strangers she meets.

When Ruthie's father needs a drink, he takes his young daughter with him. She sits in the bar, with her pink panther, watching the drinkers and fending off unwanted approaches. One day there are strangers at the bar, with an unusual accent, saying they are from 'Nyu Zillun'. They give Ruthie a 'little green monster' they call a 'tuckie' and ask her about herself . . .

  • Pub date: 5 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869799540
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 52

About the Author

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is an accomplished writer whose work includes plays for stage and radio, poetry, scriptwriting and novels. She was shortlisted for the 1999 Montana Book Awards for her previous novel, The Whistler. Her novel The Hearts Wild Surf was a great success in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She is co-founder of the Auckland Writer's Festival and the 2000 Katherine Mansfield Fellow.

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