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A stunning collection of stories from one of New Zealand's favourite authors.

A stunning collection of stories from one of New Zealand's favourite authors.

What's new?

* A young woman utters her favourite mantras to take on the world.
* An old woman lives like a diva, re-enacting Casablanca.
* In a rewrite of a play, a singer becomes a rock chick in London.
* Moby Dick is reincarnated as an iceberg.
* Darwin’s giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands are re-encountered.
* A young man adds a twist to his intriguing heritage.

In this richly imaginative and compelling collection of longer stories, Witi Ihimaera makes a playful and delightfully unique nod to influences from the past. Ranging across an intriguing and innovative variety of styles, subjects and settings, they defy the expected to reaffirm Ihimaera as one of New Zealand’s finest technicians and storytellers.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781869799205

    July 6, 2012

    RHNZ Vintage

    320 pages

    RRP $34.99

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781869799212

    July 6, 2012

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

    320 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Witi Ihimaera

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

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
Uncommon Type
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Paris For One And Other Stories
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden Age
Men Without Women
Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
Tiger Men
Fifty Shades Darker
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles