This early collection of eight short stories and a novella is vintage Wendt. Stories convey the unease of traditional island community caught up in the rapid changes of the modern world. Wendt writes with enviable directness and with deep feeling: comedy
"Albert Wendt [is] ... this region's leading writer." --Manoa
"Wendt is a skillful, energetic story teller, spare and disciplined in technique." --Sydney Morning Herald
"Few novelists in the Pacific Islands could be less derivative in te
Author: Wendt, Albert;Albert Wendt
is the author of five novels, two collections of short stories, and two volumes of poetry. Born in Samoa, Wendt has worked and traveled throughout the Pacific. He is presently a professor of English at the University of Auckland.