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2018-09-11
The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke
Tina Makereti
Penguin New Zealand
Sep. 2018
220pp
書籍編號:
01-2854
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● 內文簡介

From an early age, James Poneke has had to play a role to survive. But what of the real James?

While exhibited as a curiosity, a Maori boy turns his gaze on Victorian London.

So begins the tale of Jame Poneke: orphaned son of a chief; ardent student of English; wide-eyed survivor. All the world’s a stage, especially when you’re a living exhibit. But anything can happen to a young New Zealander on the savage streets of Victorian London. When James meets the man with laughing dark eyes and the woman who dresses as a man, he begins to discover who people really are beneath their many guises.

Although London is everything James most desires, this new world is more dark and dazzling than he could have imagined.

 

● 作者簡介

Tina Makereti’s first novel, Where the Rekohu Bone Sings, won the 2014 Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards Fiction Prize, which she also won in 2011 with here short story collection, Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa. She won the Commonwealth Short Story Award for the Pacific region in 2016 and has been the recipient of the Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing (non-fiction) and the Writer in Residence at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt. Makereti has a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University and teaches creative writing at Massry University.

 

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