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A Fish In the Swim of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Brown, Ben

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    5 Jul 22

Affecting and evocative, this classic memoir by one of Aotearoa's finest Maori writers is now updated with new material Affecting and evocative, this classic memoir by one of Aotearoa's finest Maori writers is now updated with new material. 'This is a book of memories. Some of th...em are my own. Some of them belong to others. They are as true and as fallible as any memories-distorted by time and distance and a writer's choice of words...' In the debut memoir that kickstarted a writing career that has spawned more than 20 books, including many award-winners, Ben Brown writes of a quintessentially New Zealand way of living that may not change the world or even ripple its waters, but is replete with meaning. Gathered from the tobacco-green valleys of the Motueka River where he grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, Brown's memoir is rich with a sense of place, of family. The strands of his parents' lives reach from Outback Australia and the hardship years of the Great Depression and World War II, to the Waikato heart of the Kingitanga and a re-emergent people, to a time and place where 'tobacco was king' and a small farm by a river was the sum of all ambition. Each story, each portrait, resonates with the dignity, warmth and understated humour of one of our finest poetic voices.
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ISBN 9781761047343
Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781761047343
Stock Release date is 5 July 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 5 Jul 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Ben
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Short Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Australian
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 273g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade

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