Patu : a novel / Tim Tipene.

By: Tipene, Tim, 1972- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Libro International , 2012Description: 236 p. ; 22cmISBN: 9781877514500Subject(s): Coming of age -- Teen fiction | Families -- Teen fiction | Cancer -- Teen fiction | Weapons, Māori -- Teen fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Teen fiction | Mate pukupuku | Whānau | Tuakiri | PatuGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand. Summary: "In this powerful new novel for teenagers, 16-year-old Jahnine is having to fend for herself amidst a series of family misfortunes, with her mother in hospital battling cancer and her brother gone without a trace. Family legend has it that a patu taken during the Land Wars by her great-great-grandfather has left a curse on them. Determined to return the patu and lift the curse, Jahnine turns to a strange Maori boy, Andy, and follows him away from Auckland to try and put things right. Nothing turns out the way she imagines in this powerful coming-of-age novel from Tim Tipene."--Publisher description.
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"In this powerful new novel for teenagers, 16-year-old Jahnine is having to fend for herself amidst a series of family misfortunes, with her mother in hospital battling cancer and her brother gone without a trace. Family legend has it that a patu taken during the Land Wars by her great-great-grandfather has left a curse on them. Determined to return the patu and lift the curse, Jahnine turns to a strange Maori boy, Andy, and follows him away from Auckland to try and put things right. Nothing turns out the way she imagines in this powerful coming-of-age novel from Tim Tipene."--Publisher description.

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