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The cry of the Kuaka

1st book of the Iju Trilogy

With writing about to commence on the third and final instalment of the Iju Trilogy – The lure of the Tiger, I thought I would take the opportunity to remind everyone of how it all started!

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 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.

Roly Andrews

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/532319

Baikonur Bitch – 2022

Roly AndrewsEdit”Baikonur Bitch – 2022″

Baikonur Bitch 2022

Relaunched - bigger and better

Baikonur Bitch has been re-launched in this 2022 edition.

14 new stories ranging from benign banality to mystical enlightenment; from a crime-solving dog to a nasty carrot cake; Baikonur Bitch is a thrilling flight of insidious nonsense driven by an overactive imagination & need to reduce brain clutter.

Paperback & Ebook versions are now available through Amazon

The EBook version only available at Smashwords

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Great Publishing News

I recently wrote a commission piece for a retiring C.E.O.

This was well received and will now feature on the back cover of that organisations staff handbook!

I was absolutely delighted and honoured to be asked – and then stoked that this work will be published.

Narrative Imperative 2021 Book – featuring my short story ‘Evelyn’s Garden – now available for purchase.

The Narrative Imperative 2021 Book

$30.00

Pre-order your copy of the 2021 Narrative Imperative book now!

Featuring an in-depth collection of our favourite submissions from the 2021 Narrative Imperative writing competition – this very special publication includes an array of short stories, essays and poems, each responding to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to life in Aoteaoroa.

All proceeds go to supporting the future activities of Narrative Imperative.

https://www.narrativeimperative.org/store/narrative-imperative-2021

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