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  • Published: 7 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775535621
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?




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.

  • Published: 7 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775535621
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Alan Duff

Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He has published two precious novels, Once Were Warriors (also available in Vintage) and One Night Out Stealing; a novella, State Ward; and a work of non-fiction, Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. Once Were Warriors won the PEN Best First Book for Fiction Award and was made into an internationally acclaimed film for which Alan Duff wrote the original screenplay.

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Praise for What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

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

Awards & recognition

Montana New Zealand Book Awards

Winner  •  1997  •  Fiction

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