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Winner of the 1987 New Zealand Fiction Award. This compelling novel highlights one community's response to attacks on their ancestral values and symbols provides moving affirmation of the relationship between land and the people who live on it.

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ISBN 9780140088038
Barcode 9780140088038
Published 12 September 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, reprint
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia

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ISBN-13 9780140088038
ISBN-10 0140088032
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 12 September 2001
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, reprint
Edition reprint
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Literature: Texts
Modern Fiction
Women's Studies
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Library of Congress Maoris - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 188
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 236g
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 30993

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In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast money talk. When dramatic events menace the marae, his grief and rage threaten to burst beyond the confines of his twisted body. His all-seeing eye looks forward to a strange and terrible new dawn.

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