Mack is a larger-than-life street philosopher and Puti's a former gang member looking for something more. Together, they're at the bottom of the heap. They live out their lives in a haze of smoke and alcohol, accompanied by a host of other characters scraping by on the fringes of society. Will any of them be redeemed? A poignant and humorous love story by distinguished Maori writer Apirana Taylor.
Longlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018
Apirana Taylor (Ngati Porou, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Ruanui, Te Ati Awa and Ngati Pakeha) is the acclaimed author of two novels, six books of poetry, three books of short stories and two books of plays. He is also a musician, storyteller, actor and painter who tours nationally and internationally. Taylor's first collection of poetry, Eyes of the Ruru, established his powerful voice among Maori writers and his prose, written predominantly in realist modes, firmly established his literary presence. He lives in Paekakariki.