Published by Te Rā Aroha Press on July 4, 2018
A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness.
Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late?
Welcome today as I promo the book Fishing for Maui! So the blurb is above, check it out!
A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness, I am there!!
So what are other bloggers saying about the book??
Told from multiple points of view, spanning three generations, this book really gives you a honest glimpse into the lives of this family… The family members all have strong and differing opinions on things such as food, culture, and tradition… everyone’s story was told so exquisitely with such elegance at times I felt as though I was reading poetry…
Books are Cool says
It’s a lyrical and moving story, beautifully written, slow and steady to begin with but the pace and tension build as problems begin to emerge. Not all are completely solved but the family show strength and courage as they deal with them. Each of them moves from being rather self-absorbed at the start of the story to developing a wider awareness of their loved ones and their own role in the pattern of their family. Personal and cultural clashes are faced and dealt with.
This is a very thought-provoking, compassionate, enlightening and absorbing novel. Most enjoyable.
Lilac Mills says
In some ways, this is an easy
booksto read as it flows and ebbs, with its lovely language and descriptions. It was also intriguing to read about the Maori culture. In other ways, some of the subjects dealt with in the story are very real and very pertinent,and does make you reflect.
What is certain though I realised, as I came to the end of the book, is that most of the characters evolve and develop and that was more than enough to keep me turning the page.
Wow these are amazing reviews!! I think I might have to nip out and buy this one! Thank you for stopping by!