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It was more beautiful than anything I had ever seen and I didn't have the words to describe it.  It felt it though.  I let out an incredible whoop of joy and skipped into the air, laughing and laughing; there was so much joy inside me.  For the first time in all my memory, I could not contain myself.
As a boy in the early 1940s, young Boden Black finds his life changed for ever the day his neighbour Dudley drives him over the hills into the vast snow-covered plains of the Mackenzie country.  Unexpectedly his world opens up and he discovers a love of landscape and a fascination with words that will guide him throughout his life, as he forges a career as a butcher and poet, spends a joyous summer building a hut on the slopes of Mount Cook and climbs to the summit in the company of Sir Edmund Hillary.

A moving exploration of onw man's journey and the events which shape him, The Hut Builder is also an evocative celebration of the mountain world and the wonder of life.
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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143205067

    September 27, 2010

    Penguin (NZ Adult)

    256 pages

    RRP $38.00

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    9781742532912

    July 25, 2012

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  • EBook

    9781742287683

    September 27, 2010

    Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)

    256 pages

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