For a tiny nation at the bottom of the world, Kiwis punch way above their weight in terms of literary achievements. Whether it’s a rollicking heist, an exploration of family, tall tales of sporting prowess or accounts of suburban turmoil, it’s as if the stories written in the shaky isles can’t help but carry the spirit of the place.
A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society.
One of New Zealand's favourite and bestselling novels
With a heartfelt introduction from Jane Campion. Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections.