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Here for the first time is this controversial writers real childhood and early adulthood. The mixed feelings of an intelligent, sensitive child talented but tormented; the eventual separation from his family; violence, crime, borstal and finally prison in England. How he turned his life around to become, not only New Zealands best selling novelist, but also a spokespersonHere for the first time is this controversial writers real childhood and early adulthood. The mixed feelings of an intelligent, sensitive child talented but tormented; the eventual separation from his family; violence, crime, borstal and finally prison in England. How he turned his life around to become, not only New Zealands best selling novelist, but also a spokesperson for a large number of underprivileged New Zealanders, a controversial columnist and the initiator of the brilliantly successful Books in Homes schemes is both moving and compelling reading. About the Author Alan Duff, one of New Zealand's best known writers, is the author of four novels, a non-fiction work, a novella and two children's books....

Title : Out of the Mist and Steam: A Memoir
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ISBN : 9781877178580
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Out of the Mist and Steam: A Memoir Reviews

  • Wendy Williams
    2019-05-12 22:21

    A fascinating portrayal of Alan Duff's early life. Before reading this memoir I knew Alan Duff only as a talented writer and the driving force behind Books in Homes In New Zealand. If fans of Once Were Warriors want to know where that seminal work came from, read this memoir. Despite his acknowledged shyness and feelings of not being good enough, Alan Duff should be rightly proud of his achievements against appalling odds.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-10 04:28

    Picked this up for a dollar in a NZ library that I visited with my librarian co-travelers! Considering books in NZ typically cost $35 for a quality paperback, this was a bargain. Also really liked reading it as a companion to Once Were Warriors- it is his memoir and describes a lot of the background for his novel.

  • Michael Heath-Caldwell
    2019-04-28 03:33

    Very interesting book. Wonder if they will be able to to make this into a movie. Had to read it while making sure no one was looking over my shoulder on the train.