The Burning River

TitleThe Burning River
Year for Search2019
AuthorsPatchett, Lawrence
Pagination335 pp.
Date Published2019
PublisherVictoria University Press
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
ISSN Number9781776562237
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Male author
Annotation

The novel is set in a future Aotearoa/New Zealand that has experienced a devastating environmental collapse and follows the experiences of one Pākehā man who travels across the country with a few Māori in search of connections among people and the possibility of rebuilding the country. In the future, and in the text, people are bilingual in English and Māori and use the languages as if they were one.

Additional Publishers

Parts were originally published as “The Road to Tokomairiro.” Sport: New Zealand Literary Magazine, no. 39 (2011); and “Intruder.” Illus. Overland, no. 219 (Winter 2015): 42-45 https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-219/fiction-lawrence-patchett/

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Author Note

Aotearoa/New Zealand Pākehā author.

Full Text

2019 Patchett, Lawrence. The Burning River. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press. Parts were originally published as “The Road to Tokomairiro.” Sport: New Zealand Literary Magazine, no. 39 (2011); and “Intruder.” Illus. Overland, no. 219 (Winter 2015): 42-45. https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-219/fiction-lawrence-patchett/ PSt

The novel is set in a future Aotearoa/New Zealand that has experienced a devastating environmental collapse and follows the experiences of one Pākehā man who travels across the country with a few Māori in search of connections among people and the possibility of rebuilding the country. In the future, and in the text, people are bilingual in English and Māori and use the languages as if they were one. Aotearoa/New Zealand Pākehā author.