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Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps

Grace, Patricia

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ISBN 10: 0582717612 / ISBN 13: 9780582717619
Published by Longman Paul (1978), Auckland, 1978
Used Condition Very Good- Hardcover
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No signatures. 3/8" bump along top edge of front board. Some rubbing to ends of spine. Some rubbing to ends of dust wrapper spine. Some marking and rubbing to dust wrapper. No tears. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; [vi], 155 pages. Black papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 185mm x 120mm. "Patricia Grace's first novel is about different types of love: the love of Ripeka (who is also Ngaio and Linda) for her parents and her extended family, and their love for her; love of the land and of traditional Maori ways of living; and love between Ripeka and Graeme, a young Pakeha school teacher." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8304

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Mutuwhenua is the story of Ripeka, who leaves her extended family and its traditional lifestyle to marry Graeme, a Pakeha schoolteacher. In the strange world of the city, Ripeka discovers that she cannot make the break from her whanau, that the old ways are too strong. The first novel by a Maori woman ever published, Mutuwhenua is a powerful, moving story of contrasts between old and new, young and old, Maori and Pakeha.

About the Author: Patricia Grace has won many awards for her work, including the New Zealand Fiction Award for Potiki in 1987, and being longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001 with Dogside Story, which also won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize. Patricia lives in Plimmerton near Wellington on the ancestral land of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa in close proximity to her home marae at Hongoeka Bay.

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Title: Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps

Publisher: Longman Paul (1978), Auckland

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Edition: First Edition.

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