By (author) Cathie Dunsford
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Ao Toa by Cathie Dunsford
Book DescriptionWhat happens when a group of scientists take creation into their own hands? 'Ao Toa' is that rare novel -- an eco-thriller combining action and suspense with deep emotions and the sensual power of the natural world. It is peopled with believable women and men, teenagers and elders, suits and activists, farmers and gardeners. As they grapple with concerns ranging from sick children and indigenous medicines to toxic sprays and genetic engineering, they encounter the realities of corruption, politics and power. Fired with her passion for life, food and challenge, Cowrie and her friends take on multinational corporations and government over the issue of genetically modified crops. Blending Maori tradition with feminist insight, the novel explores ways of right living. The richly realised texture of daily life expresses fundamental conflicts over food security, the care of the environment and the morality of science. The writing is irreverent, funny and fresh, catching the authentic tone and flavour of today's global debates as they play out at a local level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781876756437
(130mm x 200mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
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Song of the Selkies, Paperback (January 2001)
Cowrie canAzAzAzt anticipate what will begin when a group of storytellers sets off to the Orkney Islands with Ellen, to stay at her cottages. For Ellen is Morrigan, a selkie, living in the sea and on lan
Journey Home, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Cathie Dunsford
Torn between her newly-made friendships in California and her roots in her homeland, Cowrie discovers that there is a price to pay for exile even when it's voluntary. Passions for life, food and chall
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Author Biography - Cathie Dunsford
Cathie Dunsford is a writer, teacher and publishing consultant. She has written four previous novels, and she is also the editor of numerous anthologies.
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