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Once upon a time in Aotearoa / Tina Makereti.

By: Makereti, Tina, 1973- [author,, editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Huia, 2010Description: ix, 184 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781869694166 ; 1869694163 .Subject(s): Short stories, New Zealand | New Zealand fiction -- Māori authors | PakiwaitaraGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 20th century.
Contents:
Skin and bones -- Kaitaiaki -- Blink -- What men do -- The god-child -- Topknot -- Off-beat -- Shapeshifter -- Ahi -- Tree, the rabbit and the moon -- The order of things -- Mokomoko -- In the end.
Summary: Vulnerable gods and goddesses; Children born with unusual gifts; Birds with bad timing. Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa explores a world where mythological characters and stories become part of everyday life. Old and new worlds co-exist, cultures mingle and magic happens. Familiar characters appear, but in these versions the gods live in a contemporary world and are motivated by human concerns. In this perplexing world, characters connect with each other and find ancient wisdom that carries them through.
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Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa explores a world where mythological characters and stories become part of everyday life. Old and new worlds co-exist, cultures mingle, and magic happens. Familiar characters appear, but in these versions the gods live in a contemporary world and are motivated by human concerns. In this perplexing world, characters connect with each other and find ancient wisdom that carries them through. Bold and sexy, this collection is a crafty combo of mystery and history that makes the old new." --David Geary

Some short stories previously published.

Skin and bones -- Kaitaiaki -- Blink -- What men do -- The god-child -- Topknot -- Off-beat -- Shapeshifter -- Ahi -- Tree, the rabbit and the moon -- The order of things -- Mokomoko -- In the end.

Vulnerable gods and goddesses; Children born with unusual gifts; Birds with bad timing. Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa explores a world where mythological characters and stories become part of everyday life. Old and new worlds co-exist, cultures mingle and magic happens. Familiar characters appear, but in these versions the gods live in a contemporary world and are motivated by human concerns. In this perplexing world, characters connect with each other and find ancient wisdom that carries them through.

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