Tu: He Pakimaero
Softcover, 287 pp.
In this Māori translation of the Kiriyama Prize Notable Book, acclaimed Māori novelist Patricia Grace visits the often terrifying and complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during World War II. Tu is proud of his name—the Māori god of war. But for the returned soldier there's a shadow over his own war experience in Italy. Three brothers went to war, but only one returned—Tu is the sole survivor.