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The cry of the Kuaka

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The first exciting instalment of the Iju Trilog

Available to purchase as an E-Book and paperback from Amazon, Smashwords and other E-Book retailers.

In a modern world where blood and boundary no longer define identity, how do you find belonging and self?

The Kuaka is a special bird, a bird without boundary nor home. The cry of the Kuaka is an epic tale of three generations of Korean women struggling to find peace, love and identity. Battling against war and discrimination, the women must overcome adversity to find happiness and ultimately their place in the modern world.

The story follows these extraordinary women’s lives and the men who touch their hearts; two of them New Zealanders. The first, a Japanese Prisoner of War: the second, a rugged hunter. A man still coming to terms with his own identity. 

Set against the Japanese annexation of Korea, WW2 and the Korean War, this is a story of endurance, honour and shame. It is a story of the modern world: a world without boundary; a world where culture and identity confuse and collide. 

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Baikonur Bitch

Baikonur Bitch is an eclectic collation of Flash and micro-fiction dreamt up by a restless mind, and a man who should have better things to do.

Baikonur Bitch 2022 edition has launched. 14 new short stories (27 in total) ranging from benign banality to mystical enlightenment; from a crime-solving dog to a nasty carrot cake, this is a flight of insidious nonsense driven by an overactive imagination & need to reduce brain clutter.

Return of the Water Deer

Return of the Water Deer is the second enthralling instalment of the Iju Trilogy.

Love or country, this is the choice three men face? One man is prepared to do anything for the love of his country, another prepared to do anything for love. The last man, unsure and undecided. 

Return of the Water Deer is the sequel to The cry of the Kuaka and the second instalment of the Iju Trilogy. It continues Kang Dae’s story, trapped in North Korea, with dark forces from both North and South doing their best to keep him there. Building a new life, while spying for the South; he never gives up on the hope of one day returning home. Reuniting with his beloved wife Choon Hee, and their adopted daughter Kazuko. 

From NZ to the Pacific War, from both South and North Korea to Japan: Return of the Water Deer is a story of endurance, patience, and hope, culminating in an exhilarating conclusion of unexpected reunion and tragedy.

The Iju Trilogy

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