Author: C K Stead
Title: The Singing Whakapapa
Print Length: 282
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
What is the truth of history, what are the facts – and how are we to know them?This powerful novel is the story of John Flatt – missionary agriculturalist, witness to Waharoa’s war of the 1830s against the Arawa, to the murder of the young woman Tarore and to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi – and his great-great-grandson Hugh Grady, who more than a hundred-and-fifty years later tried to make sense of his own life by exploring all that has gone before. It is a story laced with passion, betrayal and revenge, at many levels, as greed overtakes good intentions and the cloak of history is pulled aside.Above all, The Singing Whakpapa is a tale for our time – a compelling historical detective story in which the truth is stranger than any fiction, and in which the present becomes a backseat driver to the past.The Singing Whakapapa won the New Zealand Book Awards in 1995.