Once Were Warriors

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September 2009



The Hekes are a family in turmoil. A tyrannical, alcoholic, violent patriarch, an alcoholic, ever-trying-to-reform mother, and three degenerate children. Can the draw Maori ritual and tradition pull them back from the brink?


Alan Duff was born in 1950 and lives with his wife and four children in Havelock North, New Zealand. He has published six novels, most notably, the Once Were Warriors trilogy; a novella, State Ward; and six works of non-fiction, including the controversial 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.


"A searing look at the urban subculture of New Zealand's native people" Toronto Globe and Mail "A starkly realistic account...as important, as frank, as powerful a book as [Alice Walker's The Color Purple] was for Americans" Dominion (New Zealand)
EAN: 9780099578413
ISBN: 0099578417
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2009
Seitenanzahl: 198 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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