Baby No Eyes

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Penguin UK, Feb 7, 2002 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Do you hear the people calling?' 'No.' 'See there, dummy, you're nowhere near dead.' 'Well, I don't believe you. How would you know?' 'Of course I know, I do, I do, I know all about it . . .' Tawera and his sister are inseparable, in a relationship that is impossible for others to share. In fact his whole whanau is bonded by secrets, a genealogy stitched together by shame, joy, love and sometimes grief. Patricia Grace's major new novel merges recent headlines with stories of a heartfelt family history. It is an account of the mysteries that operate at many levels between generations, where the present is the pivot, the centre of the spiral, looking outward to the past and future that define it. There's a way the older people have of telling a story, a way where the beginning is not the beginning, the end is not the end . . .
 

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User Review  - karynwhite - LibraryThing

Jolly hard work. I would have given up part way through but one of my students is reading it, so I read it to support her. There are so many stories, so many characters, so much mucking around with time. It's all too hard to even be interesting, unfortunately. Read full review

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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27

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Section 12
Section 13
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Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
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Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
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Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand's most celebrated Maori writers. She has won many awards for her work, including the New Zealand Fiction Award for Potiki in 1987, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001 with Dogside Story, which also won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize. Patricia lives in Plimmerton near Wellington, New Zealand, on the ancestral land of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa in close proximity to her home marae at Hongoeka Bay.

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