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Inheritance

Inheritance
   

Inheritance is a novel of contrasts: the tropical beauty and exuberance of Samoa in the 1960s; and the dark violence that arises from the conflict between truthfulness and love.

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ISBN 9781869793074
Barcode 9781869793074
Published 5 March 2010 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pattrick, Jenny
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ISBN-13 9781869793074
ISBN-10 1869793072
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Black Swan NZ
Publication Date 5 March 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pattrick, Jenny
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Auckland Writer’s Festival 2017
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 84137

Description of this Book

Elena catches a glimpse of her friend Jeanie Roper in a New Zealand art gallery. It is twenty-three years since Jeanie suddenly disappeared. They had been close when Jeanie lived in Samoa with her bullying husband and gentle father. But why is Jeanie hiding her identity? Elena is intrigued to discover Jeanie has a daughter who is unaware of her Samoan ancestry. There are family secrets here - possibly dangerous ones - that Elena is determined to uncover. Inheritance is a novel of contrasts: the tropical beauty and exuberance of Samoa in the 1960s; and the dark violence that arises from the conflict between truthfulness and love.

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Author's Bio

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist, whose The Denniston Rose, and its sequel Heart of Coal, are among New Zealand's biggest-selling novels. They have also been republished in a combined illustrated edition. Novels by this former teacher and jeweller include the number one bestsellers Landings, set on the Whanganui River, and Inheritance, set in Samoa. Other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), and Skylark (2012). In 2009 she received the New Zealand Post Mansfield Fellowship. She has been active in the arts community, and has also written stories for children. Identified by Nicky Pellegrino as 'one of this country's most talented storytellers', it has been said that she 'writes with the assuredness of a veteran', creating 'an authentic stage for a cast of characters who interact in ways that always ring true' (The Christchurch Press). Reviewing Landings, Graham Beattie concluded: 'It is not surprising that she is one of NZ's most popular contemporary novelists and this fine piece of historical fiction will further enhance that well-deserved reputation.'

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