Jake's Long Shadow

Jake's Long Shadow

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

The third volume in the hard-hitting, best-selling Once Were Warriors trilogy.The millennium has changed but have the Hekes? Where are they now, Beth, Jake, and what of their other children? Son Abe who has rejected violence but violence finds him. Polly, as beautiful as her sister Grace, who committed suicide; is that a Heke running around with the wealthy polo-playing set and growing rich herself? And the gang leader, Apeman, who killed Tania, what's prison like, does it change a man, grow him or not? We meet another tragic female figure, Sharneeta. And Alistair Trambert, a middle-class white boy sunk into the same welfare dependency trap as the Maoris his class criticises. Meet Charlie Bennett, Beth's husband, a fine man, and yet . . . And yet there's Jake Heke, casting his long shadow over everyone. Has he really grown up?
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

The prize-winning, passionate and uncompromising sequel to the blistering classic novel, Once Were Warriors'She always came the following day for a second visit on this yearly remembering; in fact, Polly Heke came several times a year and had done for the last two, from when she herself hit the same age as Grace'd been when she, uh, when she killed herself.' The searing power of Alan Duff's masterpiece Once Were Warriors rocked a nation and was acclaimed around the world. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? is the challenging, poetic sequel, taking up the story of the Heke family six years after Grace's suicide. The novel won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Fiction and was made into a film.
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Szabad

Szabad

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

A gripping novel set in 1950s Hungary about a fight for freedom and a fight for love.'She screams one word: Szabad! Free. Again: Szabad!'It is the 1950s. The Soviets and the Secret Police have a choking grip on Hungary and the lives of its citizens. Attila Szabo is one of them, just a teenager, but he's been forced to grow up quickly, with his father in prison. In the top-floor flat, a new couple has just moved in, clearly different in class, so why have they been sent here and can they be trusted? But it's the beautiful wife who is of interest to Attila. His coming fight for his country's freedom is also to become one of passion.
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Who Sings for Lu?

Who Sings for Lu?

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

A gritty novel of envy and relationships gone awry, by best best-selling writer Alan Duff.This moving, fast-paced story is set in two contrasting worlds: the rich, horse-breeding milieu of Riley Chadwick and his family, and the hand-to-mouth life on the street of Lu and her mates. What happens when those worlds collide? Riley's daughter, Anna, seems to have everything: looks, money, confidence. Lu has nothing except her friends and the sense of inferiority and rage she feels the moment she sets eyes on Anna Chadwick. Feelings that will run out of control . . .
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Dreamboat Dad

Dreamboat Dad

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

Yank is an ordinary enough teenager, except that he lives in a thermal wonderland (frequented by tourists eager to view the geysers and boiling mud) and except for the fact that one of those tourists (an American soldier visiting during the Second World War) was his father. The locals gave the boy the nickname of Yank, a name that makes him different and ensures his mother's husband will never accept him as his own. So who was Yank's real father? Yank has only his dreams to fill the void, until the day a letter arrives . . . A compelling novel with an unexpected revelation that throws a powerful punch.
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Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society.Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked-about books ever published in New Zealand and is the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompromising portrait in which everyone is a victim, until the strength and vision of one woman transcends brutality and leads the way to a new life.
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One Night Out Stealing

One Night Out Stealing

Alan Duff

Fiction / Contemporary / Nonfiction

The second gripping, powerful novel by the author of Once Were Warriors.Boys' homes, borstal, jail, stealing, then jail again - and again. That's been life for Jube and Sonny. One Pakeha, the other Maori, only vaguely aware of life beyond pubs and their hopeless cronies . . .Reviewers found it compulsive and unforgettable, one saying: 'Brutal, foul-mouthed, violent, despairing and real . . . it can't be ignored'.In this novel Alan Duff confirms his skills as a gripping story-teller and a masterful creator of characters and situations. As one reviewer noted, it is 'original and important'.
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