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Description - The Thrill of Falling by Witi Ihimaera

A stunning collection of stories from one of New Zealand's favourite authors.

A stunning collection of stories from one of New Zealand's favourite authors.

What's new?

* A young woman utters her favourite mantras to take on the world.
* An old woman lives like a diva, re-enacting Casablanca.
* In a rewrite of a play, a singer becomes a rock chick in London.
* Moby Dick is reincarnated as an iceberg.
* Darwin's giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands are re-encountered.
* A young man adds a twist to his intriguing heritage.

In this richly imaginative and compelling collection of longer stories, Witi Ihimaera makes a playful and delightfully unique nod to influences from the past. Ranging across an intriguing and innovative variety of styles, subjects and settings, they defy the expected to reaffirm Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest technicians and storytellers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869799205
ISBN-10: 1869799208
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 160mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage New Zealand
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera was the first Maori to publish both a book of short stories and a novel, and since then has published many notable novels and collections of short stories. Described by Metro magazine as Part oracle, part memoralist, Ihimaera is an inspired voice, weaving many stories together , he has also written for stage and screen, edited books on the arts and culture, as well as published various works for children. His best-known novel is The Whale Rider, which was made into a hugely, internationally successful film in 2002. His novel Nights in the Garden of Spain was also made into a feature film, and was distributed internationally under the name of Kawa. The feature film White Lies was based on his novella Medicine Woman. His first book, Pounamu, Pounamu, has not been out of print in the 40 years since publication. He has also had careers in diplomacy, teaching, theatre, opera, film and television. He has received numerous awards, including the Wattie Book of the Year Award and the Montana Book Award, the inaugural Star of Oceania Award, University of Hawaii 2009, a laureate award from the New Zealand Arts Foundati

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