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How to Loiter In a Turf War: A Novel

How to Loiter In a Turf War: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Solid, Coco

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A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa's fiercest and most versatile artists. Like nothing you've read before, How to Loiter in a Turf War is a lucid, genre-bending, cinematic work of autobiographical fiction. From one of Aotearoa's fiercest and mos...t versatile artists comes a day in the life of three friends beefing with their own city. There is the gorgeous Q (Tongan, Fijian with a dash of Indian and Solomon ); a sensitive poet-in-denial with a shitty bakery day-job, her long hair always to one side, which friends dub 'the ramen sweep' . Meet Rosina (Hawaiian, Rarotongan, Samoan, Irish), a hungry artist on the rise with an unfortunate weakness for privileged white boys. The words 'what's that supposed to mean?' should be tattooed on her neck (among the others). Then there's Te Hoia (Maori and Filipino). A cranky political science student and our narrator, she identifies with the toffee waves being churned in the (constantly-broken) ice-cream machine. Together, they navigate the stuffy busses, streets and markets of Tamaki Makaurau at the height of summer. With gentrification closing in around them and racial tensions sweltering, the girls must cling to their friendship like a life raft. Coming of age while struggling with family, identity and attraction, the trio are determined not to let their neighbourhood drift out to sea. Fast, ferociously brilliant, crack-up funny and unforgettably true. Instagram (kuini.qontrol)- 2600 followers Twitter (kuiniqontrol)- 3700 followers Facebook (cocosolid)- 4000 likes
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ISBN 9780143778585
Published NZ 3 May 2022
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback

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ISBN-13 9780143778585
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 3 May 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Solid, Coco
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 202g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade