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The second gripping, powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors.

The second gripping, powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors.

Boys’ homes, borstal, jail, stealing, then jail again – and again. That’s been life for Jube and Sonny. One Pakeha, the other Maori, only vaguely aware of life beyond pubs and their hopeless cronies . . .

Reviewers found it compulsive and unforgettable, one saying: 'Brutal, foul-mouthed, violent, despairing and real . . . it can't be ignored'.

In this novel Alan Duff confirms his skills as a gripping story-teller and a masterful creator of characters and situations. As one reviewer noted, it is 'original and important'.

Reviews

ONE NIGHT OUT STEALING has many of the strengths of 'Once Were Warriors' - the dialogue, the pub culture, the reckless abandon of those who live hand to mouth and the rules which bend them together . . . Alan Duff is doing something original and important.

Geoff Chapple, Sunday Star

Duff hits the nail on the head again

Mike Crean, Christchurch Star

Duff's great strength as a novelist is that he ventures with pugnacious gusto where others fear to tread . . . Duff's extraordinary prose moves with dizzying momentum and crackles with compressed energy.

Iain Sharp, Evening Post

I found it compulsive reading

Clarke Isaacs, Otago Daily Times

. . . this is one novel you won't forget in a hurry

Paul Baker, Wairarapa Times Age

brutal, foul-mouthed, violent, despairing and real . . . it can't be ignored.

Jack Sulzberger, Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune

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    9781775530497

    October 3, 2014

    Random House New Zealand

    184 pages

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