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The prize-winning, passionate and uncompromising sequel to the blistering classic novel, Once Were Warriors

The prize-winning, passionate and uncompromising sequel to the blistering classic novel, Once Were Warriors

'She always came the following day for a second visit on this yearly remembering; in fact, Polly Heke came several times a year and had done for the last two, from when she herself hit the same age as Grace’d been when she, uh, when she killed herself.'

The searing power of Alan Duff’s masterpiece Once Were Warriors rocked a nation and was acclaimed around the world. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? is the challenging, poetic sequel, taking up the story of the Heke family six years after Grace’s suicide.

The novel won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Fiction and was made into a film.

Reviews

a masterpiece . . . powerful, authentic, moving, brilliantly written . . . a profound and passionate novel . . . a memorable experience.

The Sydney Morning Herald

[What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?] carries the story on with doubled brilliance. The new book is just as dynamic, just as in-your-face as the first one, but less violent, more layered, more fundamentally thoughtful and challenging.

The New Zealand Listener

universal truths to be savoured for their poetic insight

The Australian

a brilliant work . . . poetic and full of hope

Canberra Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781775535614

    March 21, 2014

    RHNZ Vintage

    256 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781775535621

    March 7, 2014

    Random House New Zealand

    256 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards
    1997
    Winner
    Fiction