When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture - but together they discover some remarkable things - like how to milk a pig and ...
When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture - but together they discover some remarkable things - like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea - and must try and forge a new kind of Nation. Then other survivors arrive to take refuge on the island, and not all of them are friendly...In "Nation" Pratchett brings us a novel that is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while also being extremely funny.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good-in Very Good+ dust jacket. 9780061433016. 1.42 x 9.13 x 5.91 Inches; 384 pages; Book is VG-, binding square and tight, pages unmarked, corners sharp, bumps at head & tail, ex-library stickers/stamps. DJ is VG+, colors bright, not torn, not price-clipped, minor bumps on corners and edges.
Like New. Remainder Mark. When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne--a traveler from the other side of the globe--is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.
Near Fine. Book. 9 1/2 h x 6 1/2w. A real nice clean unmarked 332 page first edition Advanced Reading Copy softcover with "1" present in number sequence. After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their l ives.
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