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Rangatira

Rangatira
  

Based on a true story Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twen... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143565758
Barcode 9780143565758
Published 31 October 2011 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Morris, Paula

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ISBN-13 9780143565758
ISBN-10 0143565753
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 31 October 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Morris, Paula
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ Post Book Awards (Adult) 2012
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
Library of Congress Maori (New Zealand people) - Fiction, Pakiwaitara, Kaorero nehe
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twenty years earlier, with a party of northern rangatira. As he sits for Lindauer, Paratene retreats deeper and deeper into the past, from the triumphs in London and their meetings with royalty to the disintegration of the visit into poverty, mistrust, and humiliation. Based on a true story.

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2012.

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Author's Bio

Paula Morris is the author of four works of fiction published by Penguin Group (NZ): the novels Queen of Beauty (2002), Hibiscus Coast (2005), Trendy But Casual (2007), and the short-story collection Forbidden Cities (2008). She was also the editor of The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (2009). Paula has worked in London and New York, first as a publicist and marketing executive in the record business, and later as a branding consultant and advertising copywriter. Since 2003 she's taught creative writing at universities - most recently as a Teaching Fellow at Iowa State University, at Tulane University in New Orleans, and at the University of Stirling in Scotland, where she's currently based.

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