Frangipani (Materena Mahi Tilogy 1)

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Love, life, families...Tahitian style!

Materena Mahi, champion professional cleaner and best listener in all of Tahiti, is usually the one solving the problems. But right now she's that close to throwing her daughter Leilani into the street. 'It doesn't matter what I do,' she confides to Mama Teta, to Cousin Rita, to Mama Loana and to the Virgin Mary Understanding Woman, 'it's always the wrong thing. I'm going taravana!' And if that wasn't enough there's a boy on the horizon. Or so the relatives are saying.

When everything around her is changing, and the traditional Tahitian rules no longer seem to be enough, Materena realises it's going to take more than the Welcome into Womanhood talk to deal with the next generation of Mahi women...

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"A feast ... bursting with vitality and charm" ( Sydney Morning Herald)

"A fond evocation of Tahitian life. Vaite now lives far from her homeland ... but with Frangipani she conjures up more than a taste of her island upbringing" ( Vogue (Australia))

"A funny, heartfelt portrait of a mother-daughter relationship" ( Marie Claire)

"A memorable story about big dreams on a small island" ( Kirkus Reviews)

"Charming ... This story of love, gossip and growing up (even at 40) has all the irresistible freshness of a warm breeze." ( Publishers Weekly)

From the Publisher:

INTRODUCING CÉLESTINE HITIURA VAITE - AN IRRESITIBLE TAHITIAN STORYTELLER TO RIVAL ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

Frangipani was longlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize

"What a gorgeous, evocative novel! It charmed me from beginning to end." - Sophie Kinsella

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