A Japanese Captain …
A Polynesian Headman …
locked in a battle of wills that can only end in death
“So you all speak English,” Captain Itoh said. “So
much the better. I am going to ask Sedu a simple
question. If he doesn’t answer, be will suffer. His
suffering will continue until he, or one of you, tells
me what I want to know-or until he dies.”
He turned to Sedu, who smiled at him with
bleeding lips, a strange smile. Something about
that strangeness clamoured for recognition, but the
captain dismissed it from his mind.
“Where – are – the – airmen?” he asked loudly.
“New Zealand is right to honour a book like An
Affair of Men … there is a large humanity
in this novel and great psychololgical profundity.”
In good preloved condition.
This book received the Otago Daily Times 1861-1961 Centennial Award