Pito Tehana is a big zero—that's the word on the coconut radio.
His lovely wife, Materena, is now a big radio star, and yet she hasn't turned into a bigheaded faaoru. But Pito won’t even take her to a restaurant to celebrate. He just smirks and says, ‘I congratulate my wife in my own way.’ The Mahi family, never Pito’s biggest fans, whisper that they wouldn’t be surprised to see Materena trade him in. Especially after he gets a bit drunk and says something careless; something that hurts her so deeply she can't breathe...
In the keenly awaited third installment of Materena’s story, we see the Mahi and Tehana clans of Tahiti from the male perspective. And we find out that a man can do a lot with a second chance—if he's lucky enough to get one.
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Celestine Hitiura Vaite grew up in Tahiti and fell in love with a visiting Australian surfer when she was 16. Now 39 years old, she is the wife of the fanatic surfer, the mother of three boisterous boys and a sensitive daughter, and lives in a town on the South Coast of New South Wales - by the beach.Review:
"An unforgettable heroine: Materena is passionate, clever and never without words of wisdom ... By the end, the reader is left wanting more, more, more" Kirkus Reviews "Written in the same good-natured tone as Alexander McCall Smith's bestsellers...Vaite captures, with admirable warmth and humour, the eccentricities of her homeland" Age "Vaite's work celebrates the vibrant fullness and humour of daily life in Tahiti and reflects her tremendous respect for the strength of the local women" Marie Claire "Sexy, gutsy and vivid as hibiscus" Canberra Times
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143052659
Book Description Penguin Canada, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110143052659