Title: Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps
Publisher: Longman Paul (1978), Auckland
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Very Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Edition: First Edition.
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
Synopsis: 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.
Product Description: Set in New Zealand, this novel centres on the difficulties faced by a 19-year-old Maori girl, Ripeka, when she falls in love with a Pakeha man. Can she be happy away from her family and culture? It is part of a series of contemporary women's writing, in schools editions.
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