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Grace: Potiki (Talanoa) (original 1986; edition 1995)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0824817060, Paperback)Winner of the 1987 New Zealand Fiction Award
This compelling novel will resonate for people everywhere who find their livelihood threatened by "Dollarmen" -- property speculators advocating golf courses, high rises, shopping malls, and tourist attractions. In Potiki, one community's response to attacks on their ancestral values and symbols provides moving affirmation of the relationship between land and the people who live on it.
(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:50:51 -0500)
In New Zealand, white developers pressure a Maori family to let them build a tourist complex on the family's land. The conflict is narrated by the woman of the house. Lots of native lore.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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