Sent from his privileged European life to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel embarks on piecing together the history of the Maori family he knows little about. As his grandmother Oriwia and reclusive adopted uncle Aki revisit their past, mysteries and secrets resurface that cause everyone to search deep into their souls. In this touching portrayal of family life, acclaimed New Zealand writer Patricia Grace explores issues of racial intolerance, cross-cultural conflicts and the universal desire to belong. Spanning several decades and set against the backdrop of a changing New Zealand, Chappy is a story of enduring love and togetherness.
Author: Grace, Patricia
Publication date: 27/05/2015
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (N.Z.) LTD.