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The Heart's Wild Surf
 
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Stephanie Johnson
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The Heart's Wild Surf

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Set just after World War I, this is the story of Olive, an adolescent girl living within the Australian colony on Fiji. Her mother is dying of influenza and when Olive moves in with an aunt and uncle, various new characters arrive to change her life and her understanding of it.
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published by Vintage Books USA (first published 1996)
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Stephanie Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, some plays and adaptations, and many fine novels. The New Zealand Listener commented that ‘Stephanie Johnson is a writer of talent and distinction. Over the course of an award-winning career — during which she has written plays, poetry, short stories and novels — she has become a significant presence in the New ...more
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