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3 x Alan Duff books

Auction for a collection of Alan Duff books; all s/covers v/good condition


1. Dreamboat Dad. Alan Duff. 2008 1st ed. Vintage, Auck
The story of a Maori boy growing up in Whakarewarewa. He knows that his father was a negro American Serviceman in WII but he doesn’t know who he actually is
The other kids who dive for pennies with him call him Yank; his mother’s husband doesn’t accept him …
An intriguing story of how his father found him and of his experiences when he visited him in the USA’s South …
252pp


2. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted. 1996 1st ed. Vintage, Auck
6 years later & the memories of Grace’s death still linger. Jake is still drinking, Polly has grown up. There are still many problems, gangs, drink, drugs, money …
216pp; spine sunned


3. Out of the Mists and Steam. A Memoir. Alan Duff. 1999 1st ed. Tandem Press, Auck
Alan Duff's early life in Rotorua & Whakarewarewa, holidays with his father's family in ChristChurch; the differences between his mother's Maori family & his father's Pakeha one; his problems finding his identity, frustrations & lack of self esteem; his times in Boy's homes & Borstal
Settling down & running his own business these frustrations come back, he goes to England, embarking on a life of crime
After imprisonment in England he returns to NZ, where he fulfills his long-held dream of becoming a writer & sets up "Books in Homes Scheme". Ends at the publication of "Once Were Warriors." 216pp, b/w photos



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