The Bone Tree

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Author: Airana Ngarewa

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Moa Press

ISBN: 9781869718381

RRP: $22.99

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Born and raised in Patea, Airana Ngarewa (Ngati Ruanui, Ngarauru, Ngaruahine) writes about Maori affairs for The Spinoff. His writing has also been published by RNZ, NZ Herald, Newsroom and Landfall. He won the short story and poetry competitions at the Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards in 2022. His debut novel The Bone Tree held the #1 NZ Fiction spot for eleven weeks overall.

E kore e ka te rakau rewarewa

E kore e ka te ngakau Ngarewa

A story of two brothers, born and raised in the shadow of Taranaki Maunga, from major new literary talent and No. 1 bestselling author Airana Ngarewa.

Kauri and Black’s mum has been gone six months now. Their dad is barely holding on and the threat of child services taking Black looms large. Kauri won’t let that happen, and so he embarks on a journey into their family’s past. The only way to break the cycle of violence is to understand where it all began. But when an accident brings child services to their door, the race is on for Kauri to save his brother. And he will learn that no matter how brave he is or how strong he is, he cannot do it alone.

A stunning and unforgettable story, perfect for fans of Aue by Becky Manawatu, Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera and Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.

‘One of Aotearoa’s finest writers’ NEW ZEALAND LISTENER

‘An exquisitely written book . . . Ngarewa’s skill with words is exceptional’ KETE BOOKS

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