Winner of the 1985 Booker Prize
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This novel begins in a tower on the New Zealand sea. The woman who lives there is Kerewin Holmes…part Maori, part European, she is an artist and exiled from her family. One night she is disrupted by a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon who tries to steal from her. Kerewin succumbs to Simon’s feral charm and falls under the spell of his Maori foster father. The author has created what is at once a mystery, love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet.
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