In a small coastal community threatened by developers who would ravage their lands, it is a time of fear and confusion - and growing anger. The prophet child Tokowaru-i-te-Marama shares his people's struggles against bulldozers and fast-money talk. When dramatic events menace the marae, his grief and rage threaten to burst beyond the confines of his twisted body. His all-seeing eye looks forward to a strange and terrible new dawn.
Patrica Grace's second novel is a work of spellbinding power in which the myths of older times are inextricably woven into the political realities of today.
©1986 Patricia Grace (P)2000 Penguin Books NZ