Set in the harsh environment of the South Island beaches of New Zealand, this masterful story brings together three singular people in a trinity that reflects their country's varied heritage. Winner of the 1985 Booker-McConnell prize for fiction.
Keri Hulme, a Maori, grew up in Christchurch and Moeraki, New Zealand. Hulme has written many poems and short stories, and lives in rural New Zealand.
Pepa Heller has been a professional tattoo artist since 1996. The owner of Bohemian Tattoo Arts in Tauranga, New Zealand, he draws inspiration from Maori and Pacific styles.