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Rangatira (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Morris, Paula

Based on a true story Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey ther...e, twenty years earlier, with a party of northern rangatira. As he sits for Lindauer, Paratene retreats deeper and deeper into the past, from the triumphs in London and their meetings with royalty to the disintegration of the visit into poverty, mistrust, and humiliation. 'Morris' research is both thorough and thoughtful . . . With its light, often wry tone, much of the story-telling is amusing, albeit desperately poignant.' -Margie Thomson, Canvas 'An extraordinary literary achievement and probably the best of recent New Zealand historical novels.' -Nicholas Reid, New Zealand Books '[An] adroitly told historical novel . . . Paratene - old, forgetful but wise and generous in his appraisals - is our lens, and he's a triumph of characterisation, his voice genial and flawlessly authentic.' -John McCrystal, New Zealand Listener Also available as an eBook
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ISBN 9781742532219
Published 31 Oct 2011
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742532219
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)
Published 31 Oct 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Morris, Paula
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
NZ Post Book Awards (Adult) 2012
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Maori (New Zealand people) - Fiction, Pakiwaitara, Kaorero nehe
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade