Some Here Among Us: A Novel by Peter WalkerSome Here Among Us: A Novel by Peter Walker

Some Here Among Us: A Novel

byPeter Walker

Hardcover | February 3, 2015

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Spanning decades and continents, against the backdrop of wars in Vietnam and Iraq, this is a novel of friendship, race, and radicalism -- of charisma and connections that can transcend time and tragedy.
     It is 1967, and as New Zealand hesitates over whether to send more troops to Vietnam, students take to the streets of Wellington to protest the war. Among them are friends Race, Candy, Chadwick, FitzGerald, and the charismatic Morgan, who is Maori, and more dedicated than the rest to his political convictions. All are young and hopeful, with the world all before them. 
     And then Morgan dies suddenly, stunningly. As the others move forward through the final decades of the twentieth century, from one controversial war to--post-9/11--another, their friendships tested and pulled apart and reconfigured anew, they come to understand that Morgan--the elusive and electrifying, the one who could quote Shakespeare and Sterne, Dorothy Parker and Bob Dylan, and who will forever remain twenty years old--is both the mystery and the touchstone of their lives.
     From the shores of New Zealand to the political heart of Washington and the hills above Beirut, Some Here Among Us is a novel of broad historical and geographical scope, a brilliant encounter with youth and promise and loss. It is, above all, a novel for our times.
PETER WALKER is a New Zealander who has lived in London since 1986. He worked for seven years on the Independent and three on the Independent on Sunday where he was Foreign Editor. He has also written for the Financial Times and Granta. He is the author of  The Fox Boy, the history of a Maori boy captured in battle and "civilized" by t...
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Title:Some Here Among Us: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.45 × 5.83 × 1.12 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1620408422

ISBN - 13:9781620408421

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"In this densely packed, vivid and moving book, Walker's doggedness, intelligence and humour shed light on some of the still-unanswered questions of the colonial legacy." -The Guardian on The Fox Boy

"Walker builds a strange, touching narrative about the collision between two cultures." -Financial Times on The Fox Boy