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Michael Mahana's personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret — about his uncle, Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War.

Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years, and what happened to Sam.

A powerful love story set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's powerful new novel courageously confronts Maori attitudes to sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date.

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"Passionate, muscular prose." Honolulu Weekly

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Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel combines the superb story-telling of Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies with the unflinching realism of Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A powerful love story, it courageously confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date.

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Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of the author's most passionate writing to date.

About the Author

Witi Ihimaera's novels include the award-winning The Matriarch and its sequel, The Dream Swimmer. He is a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Auckland.

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David Brass, June 29, 2008 (view all comments by David Brass)
I stayed up well past midnight to finish this and immediately got online to write Ihimaera thanking him for an exceptional story. I can't recommend it and his other books enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780824825768
Author:
Ihimaera, Witi
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Author:
Ihimaera, Witi Tame
Location:
Honolulu
Subject:
General
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Gay youth
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Maori
Subject:
New Zealanders
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Series Volume:
65
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.06x6.04x.92 in. 1.19 lbs.

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Product details 376 pages University of Hawaii Press - English 9780824825768 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Passionate, muscular prose."
"Synopsis" by , Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel combines the superb story-telling of Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies with the unflinching realism of Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A powerful love story, it courageously confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's new novel confronts Maori attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity and contains some of the author's most passionate writing to date.
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