Witi Ihimaera The Uncle's Story

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The Uncle's Story

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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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Witi Ihimaera was the first Maori writer to publish a collection of short stories ('Pounamu Pounamu', 1972) and a novel ('Tangi', 1973). A prolific author and editor, he was for many years a diplomat, and now lectures in English and creative writing at the University of Auckland. 'Band of Angels' (1861058322) and 'The Whale Rider' (1861057040) are also available from Robson Books.

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Witi Ihimaera
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Book Description Penguin NZ, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. 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. Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera's dramatic 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 to sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera's most passionate writing to date. Also available as an eBook. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40021543

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