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The Adventures of Vela

By Albert Wendt

The Adventures of Vela

Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela  –  Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei and the Smellocracy of Olfact. Accompany him, too, as he recounts the stories of Lady Nafanua, the fearsome warrior queen, before whose powers travelling chroniclers still bow down today.

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Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela  –  Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei and the Smellocracy of Olfact. Accompany him, too, as he recounts the stories of Lady Nafanua, the fearsome warrior queen, before whose powers travelling chroniclers still bow down today.

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  • ISBN: 9781869693633
  • Dimension: 138 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 250
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 01 May 2009

Product Review

"The book is sprawling, ambitious, often absurd...At its best it is beautiful."Jan Dutkiewicz - Metro magazine
"This is a book that holds you in its grip and that grip is the enticing voice of the storyteller: you just want to keep listening. Nonetheless it is also a book of layers that work away at you and demand further readings...'The Adventures of Vela' is a tour de force."Paula Green - NZ Listener

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About the Author

Albert Wendt

Albert Wendt is one of New Zealand’s and the Pacific’s major poets and novelists, and he has been an influential figure since the 1970s in the development of New Zealand and Pacific literature. He has published numerous novels and collections of poetry and short stories, and he has edited several notable anthologies of Pacific writing. His work has... Read More