Chosen by Suzy
A Samoan family migrates to Wellington in the 1960s, leaving the sons unsure to which culture or country they belong.
✔ “This book seemed to encapsulate a lot of what NZ & PI societies were experiencing as they slowly merged together. My knowledge of this particular period in NZ’s history was fairly small and I relied, rightly or wrongly, on this book to help me understand what it was like for both ‘sides’. It’s also a love story. I’m not being particularly articulate am I? Anyway I can highly recommend this lovely novel.” – Suzy
✔ “The basic premise of this story is one which many people can identify with, and that’s confusion over identity. This was such a real story with true to life characters, it’s impossible to not feel connected to it. I loved it.” – Rachel
✔ “Thoughts” – Sophia
Published in 1973