Author(s): Alan Duff
From the author of the best-selling Once Were Warriors, a powerful story of love between father and son, of contrasting ways of looking at the world and of revenge. When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction. But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past? This is a return to the world of criminals and violence that Alan has written about so effectively in the past, but it is also a touching exploration of the relationship between father and son.
Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has written novels, including Once Were Warriors, One Night Out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad, Jake's Long Shadow, Dreamboat Dad and Who Sings for Lu?, a novella (State Ward), several children's books and a number of non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book for Fiction Award and, along with What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, was made into an internationally acclaimed film. He was a featured writer at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair.