Auē

Auē

Book - 2019
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Taukiri was born into sorrow. Auē can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home. But Arama is braver than he looks, and he has a friend and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sorrow. As long as there's aroha to give and stories to tell and a good supply of plasters. Here is a novel that is both raw and sublime, a compelling new voice in New Zealand fiction. Haere mai, Becky Manawatu.
Publisher: Wellington :, Mākaro Press,, 2019.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 327 pages ;,23 cm.

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Auē is a visceral word; an expression for emotions that come from your being. Surprise, annoyance, lamentation. In this debut novel full of brutal honesty, sorrowful feeling and voice, we meet two orphaned brothers, Taukiri and Arama. Gang violence, abandonment, domestic violence, and loss are al... Read More »

Auē is a visceral word; an expression for emotions that come from your being. Surprise, annoyance, lamentation. In this debut novel full of brutal honesty, sorrowful feeling and voice, we meet two orphaned brothers, Taukiri and Arama. Gang violence, abandonment, domestic violence, and loss are al... Read More »


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