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Greens and Greys

Greens and Greys
 

Journey with Molly Sinclair through her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpe... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260432
Published 22 June 2015 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Sugrue, Rosalie
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ISBN-13 9781927260432
ISBN-10 1927260434
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Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 22 June 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sugrue, Rosalie
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 212
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 300g
Dewey Code 287.092
Catalogue Code 596269

Description of this Book

Journey with Molly Sinclair as she recounts her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and setbacks. We also delve below the surface to confront small town and church attitudes to a gay brother, depression, sexual experimenting and sexual violence. Molly's faith evolves over time from traditional understandings to a mature liberalism.

Molly's heart warming story of growing up in New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s parallels that of many Pasifika young people today, as they grapple with what it means to be a Christian, while staying loyal to their family, church and culture. They too face issues of morality, sex, sin, suicide, homosexuality and all sorts of other unmentionables. In Greens and Greys we find that we can meet and overcome life's challenges, grow into a secure personal identity and develop a robust faith through trial, error and openness to learning.

Praise for Greens and Greys:
"Thank you Rosalie for your passion for social justice. This book challenges us to think about complex issues that unfortunately are still very real today. It is thought-provoking and an ideal book for group discussion and dialogue. Each chapter brings to life questions and a reality we sometimes would rather avoid for fear of the unknown. We all have a responsibility to care and make a stand for life." Mataiva D. Robertson: Social Issues Convenor for Sinoti Samoa, Methodist Church of New Zealand

"Molly's story will take you through experiences spiritual and sexual seldom talked about openly, but so often struggled with in silence. The skilful and insightful choice of words - both descriptive and sometimes disturbing - creates images and recalls memories for people of all ages. This book is engaging, informative, entertaining and challenging." Rev Loyal Gibson

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