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Jake's Long Shadow free pdf The third volume in the hard-hitting, best-selling Once Were Warriors trilogy. The millennium has changed but have the Hekes? Where are they now, Beth, Jake, and what of their other children? Son Abe who has rejected violence but violence finds him. Polly, as beautiful as her sister Grace, who committed suicide- is that a Heke running around with the wealthy polo-playing set and growing rich herself? And the gang leader, Apeman, who killed Tania, what's prison like, does it change a man, grow him or not? We meet another tragic female figure, Sharneeta. And Alistair Trambert, a middle-class white boy sunk into the same welfare dependency trap as the Maoris his class criticises. Meet Charlie Bennett, Beth's husband, a fine man, and yet ...And yet there's Jake Heke, casting his long shadow over everyone. Has he really grown up?

About Alan Duff

Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has written novels, including Once Were Warriors, One Night Out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad, Jake's Long Shadow, Dreamboat Dad and Who Sings for Lu?, a novella (State Ward), several children's books and a number of non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book for Fiction Award and, along with What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, was made into an internationally acclaimed film. He was a featured writer at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. Coming from a family known for its love of literature and social justice, but also having experienced a harsh youth, Duff is also a social commentator and columnist. He was the driving force behind the Books in Homes scheme, which, with commercial sponsorship and government support, aims to break the cycle of illiteracy, poverty, anger and violence among underprivileged children by providing books for them to own. The New Zealand Listener claimed that Duff's debut, Once Were Warriors, 'bursts upon the literary landscape with all the noise and power of a new volcano', while acclaimed writer Witi Ihimaera wrote, 'This is the Haka, the rage of a people who, yes, once were warriors ... A kick to the guts of New Zealand's much-vaunted pride in its Maori/Pakeha race relations. A breathless fearless debut.' The Sydney Morning Herald heralded the sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, as 'a masterpiece': 'powerful, authentic, moving, brilliantly written ... a profound and passionate novel ... a memorable experience'. The Australian praised its 'universal truths to be savoured for their poetic insight', while the Canberra Times called it 'a brilliant work ... poetic and full of hope'. The New Zealand Listener wrote that What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? 'carries the story on with doubled brilliance. The new book is just as dynamic, just as in-your-face as the first one, but less violent, more layered, more fundamentally thoughtful and challenging.'

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Author : Alan Duff
Publisher : Random House New Zealand Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 2012
ISBN : 1775530515
EAN : 9781775530510
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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