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A stunning collection of novellas

In The Purity of Ice, Witi Ihimaera continues his exploration of the novella and the long story begun in his last collection, Ask The Posts of the House (2007) with a new set of intriguing narratives: urban fiction in 'Maggie Dawn'; contemporary comedy in 'We'll Always Have Paris'; the science fiction novella in 'Purity of Ice'; the new genre of conservation fiction in 'Orbis Terrarium'; and an adaptation into novella, 'One More Night', of Albert Belz's play, Whero's New Net, which itself was adapted from stories in Ihimaera's second short story collection, The New Net Goes Fishing (1976).

The ideas continue to affirm Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest storytellers.


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  • Trade Paperback

    9781869799205

    July 6, 2012

    RHNZ Vintage

    320 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781869799212

    July 6, 2012

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

    320 pages

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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
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

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The Handmaid's Tale
Uncommon Type
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
Men Without Women
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Voyager
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Breath
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Travelling Cat Chronicles