The Bone Tree

The Bone Tree

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The story of two brothers, born and raised in the shadow of Taranaki Maunga, by 'one of Aotearoa's finest writers' (NZ Listener).

Kauri and Black's mum has been gone six months now. Their dad is barely holding on and the threat of child services taking Black looms large. Kauri won't let that happen, and so he embarks on a journey into their family's past. The only way to break the cycle of violence is to understand where it all began. But when an accident brings child services to their door, the race is on for Kauri to save his brother. And he will learn that no matter how brave he is or how strong he is, he cannot do it alone.

An unforgettable debut by a major new literary talent.

'One of Aotearoa's finest writers' New Zealand Listener

'Some kind of greatness awaits this guy' STEVE BRAUNIAS

'How can we best protect the ones we love, in a system which fails us? A compelling and unflinching exploration of sibling love.' EMMA HISLOP

Fiction: general and literary


Airana Ngarewa

304 pages

H: 234mm W: 155mm Spine: 26mm

Weight: 378 grams