The narrative that emerges in an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer.
"Boring Story and even worse reader"
A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.
"Improbable and Incredible."
When her daddy is tortured and murdered by two women with no discernible motivation, Calley and her mother find themselves caught up in inexplicable events that exile them to Pensacola Beach. There, another woman awaits their presence, a woman who knows what Calley is and who seeks to control her. For Calley is no ordinary little girl.
Michael Patrick King attends his first Bikram yoga class, and it doesn't go so well.
Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, has joined forces with the editors of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern to create a collection of action-packed short stories by some of today's most talented names in literature.
Check in to these hotel-based stories: attend the International Mr. Leather convention, try to find appropriate porn to rent on Easter when you're Catholic, and explore the mysteries of human nature poolside with Michael Patrick King, Scott Thompson, and Beth Lapides (rated R for racy content).
The late Michael King was one of New Zealand's most respected and popular historians. The Silence Beyond is a wide-ranging and often personal collection of King's writings - many in print for the first time or no longer available - including essays, talks and eulogies for friends. Introduced by his daughter, Rachael King, The Silence Beyond is a timely and fitting tribute to one of New Zealand's greatest modern thinkers.