The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke

Author(s): Tina Makereti

NZ - Fiction

While exhibited as a curiosity, a Maori boy turns his gaze on Victorian London. 'The hour is late. The candle is low. Tomorrow I will see whether it is my friends or a ship homewards I meet. But first I must finish my story for you. My future, my descendant, my mokopuna. Listen.?So begins the tale of James Poneke- orphaned son of a chief; ardent student of English; wide-eyed survivor. All the world?s a stage, especially when you?re a living exhibit. But anything can happen to a young New Zealander on the savage streets of Victorian London. When James meets the man with laughing dark eyes and the woman who dresses as a man, he begins to discover who people really are beneath their many guises.Although London is everything James most desires, this new world is more dark and dazzling than he could have imagined.

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General Fields

  • : 9780143771562
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Vintage
  • : September 2018
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Tina Makereti
  • : Paperback