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Into the river / Ted Dawe.

By: Dawe, Ted, 1950- [author.].
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : M.U.P., 2012Description: 279 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780473205089 (pbk.).Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Spiritual life -- Teen fiction | Boarding schools -- Teen fiction | Schools -- Teen fiction | Teenage boys -- Teen fiction | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Teen fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Teen fiction | Bullying -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand.Summary: "When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau and ancestral land he finds new enemies. This time, with on-one to save him, there is a decision to be made.. he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river." --Back cover.
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Teen Fiction DAW (Browse shelf) 1 Checked out 03/09/2019 A00696901
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Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets that can never be told... When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his entire life. The boy who struggles to the bank in not the same as the one who plunged in moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau and ancestoral land he finds new enemies. This time, with no one to save him, there is a decision to be made... he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river. This gripping story is a prequel to Ted Dawe's award winning novel, Thunder Road - winner of the Senior Fiction category and Best First Book, 2004 NZ Post Book Awards for Children. Ted Dawe lives in Auckland.

A prequel to 'Thunder Road'.

"When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau and ancestral land he finds new enemies. This time, with on-one to save him, there is a decision to be made.. he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river." --Back cover.

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