The Artist by Ruby Solly
A beautiful verse novel / poetry book by Rubby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) who is a writer, musician and taonga pūoro practitioner living in Pōneke.
The Artist brings to life the histories of our great Southern iwi through the whakapapa of its characters and the rich world they and their ancestors call their tūrakawaewae—their place to stand, their place to sing. In a Southern land, where the veil of time and space has worn thin, twins with otherworldly ways are born to a stone carver and his wife. As they grow into themselves, the landscape and its histories will rise up to meet them and change their whānau forever. Cave art leaps from walls, pounamu birds sing, legends become reality, and history becomes the present.
- A5(ish) size