stranger. For all she knew I could be married, could have a tribe of kids already,
all over the world. 'My life has been full of mistakes so far,' she said. 'And what
use ... 'We'd have to get married,' I said, 'for me to be able to change my home
Author: Patricia Grace
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Spanning several decades and several continents and set against the backdrop of a changing New Zealand, Chappy is a compelling story of enduring love. Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-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. Also available as an eBook.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-16 - Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
All is not always what is seems, even at the picturesque Bridge of Orchy Hotel in the Scottish Highlands, where local lads can be found gathering at the local pub and where the unexpected rarely happens. “It was a cold, dark, dreary night, and the mist was hanging over the