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Tu

Tu
  

This new novel from acclaimed Maori novelist Patricia Grace visits the complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during the Second World War. Tu (named after the Maori god of War), is the sole survivor of three brothers who went to war. When his niece & nephew co... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143019206
Barcode 9780143019206
Published 29 October 2004 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia

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ISBN-13 9780143019206
ISBN-10 0143019201
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 29 October 2004
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Award Winning
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
Second World War fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Award Winning Children's Titles
Interest Age 13-16 years
Reading Age 13-16 years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, Brothers, Maori (New Zealand people), New Zealand, New Zealand
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 287 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In this new novel acclaimed Maori novelist Patricia Grace visits the often terrifying and complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during the Second World War. Tu is proud of his name - the Maori god of war. But for the returned soldier there's a shadow over his own war experience with the Maori Battalion in Italy. Three young men from the one family went to war, but only one returned - Tu is the sole survivor. Now, when his young niece and nephew come to him to find out what happened, Tu is brought face to face with the past. What really happened to the three brothers as the Maori Battalion fought in the hills and valleys of Italy is contained in the pages of his war journal, and this he now decides to give to his niece and nephew. Patricia Grace has drawn on the war experiences of her father and other relatives and ventured into new territory by writing about the world of war and soldiers. The result is a novel of great authenticity and high drama from one of our finest storytellers.

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Awards Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book of the Decade 2009.

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