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Tu (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

By Grace, Patricia

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In this new novel acclaimed Maori novelist Patricia Grace visits the often terrifying and complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during the Second World War. Tu is proud of his name - the Maori god of war. But for the returned soldier there's a shadow over his... own war experience with the Maori Battalion in Italy. Three young men from the one family went to war, but only one returned - Tu is the sole survivor. Now, when his young niece and nephew come to him to find out what happened, Tu is brought face to face with the past. What really happened to the three brothers as the Maori Battalion fought in the hills and valleys of Italy is contained in the pages of his war journal, and this he now decides to give to his niece and nephew. Patricia Grace has drawn on the war experiences of her father and other relatives and ventured into new territory by writing about the world of war and soldiers. The result is a novel of great authenticity and high drama from one of our finest storytellers.
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ISBN 9780143019206
Published NZ 29 Oct 2004
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780143019206
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 29 Oct 2004
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Award Winning
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Second World War fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 386g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Brothers, New Zealand, Maori (New Zealand people), World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Maori
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade