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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Imprint: Vintage New Zealand
ISBN 10: 1869799208
Publication Date: 06 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Witi Ihimaera has written thirteen novels, among them The Whale Rider in 1987, and six collections of short stories and works for children. His last novel was The Parihaka Woman in 2011, and The Thrill of Falling is his seventh short story collection. Ihimaera has also had careers in teaching, theatre, opera, film and television. His work was set to music by well-known contemporary musicians in Ihimaera commissioned for the 2011 Auckland Arts Festival. His words for Kaitiaki, composed by Gareth Farr, were presented at a Beethoven concert by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in September of the same year. He has travelled extensively, most recently to festivals and conferences in Britain, Germany and New Caledonia. He lives in Auckland.
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