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Chappy
Chappy

Chappy

FICTION

256 Pages, 6.25 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (CA $29.95) (US $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9780143572398

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books New Zealand (Apr 2016)
Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

Price: $24.95
 
 

Overview

An honest and touching story of Maori family life that spans several decades, exploring cross-cultural conflicts and the deep-seated need to belong

Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, 21-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Maori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between his Maori grandmother Oriwia and his Japanese grandfather Chappy. The more Daniel hears about his deceased grandfather, the more intriguing and elusive Chappy becomes. In this touching portrayal of family life, acclaimed writer Patricia Grace explores racial intolerance, cross-cultural conflicts and the universal desire to belong. Spanning several decades and several continents and set against the backdrop of a changing New Zealand, Chappy is a compelling story of enduring love.

Author Biography

Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. She has published six novels and seven short story collections, as well as a number of children's books and non-fiction. She won 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.