What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
by Alan Duff
The grass'd been cleared away yesterday by her mother when they visited on the sixth anniversary of her death, Beth and what remained of her family; ... Show synopsis The grass'd been cleared away yesterday by her mother when they visited on the sixth anniversary of her death, Beth and what remained of her family; so the nameplate was clear even if the painted indentation of name, date of birth and date of death was almost bled of its white by the sun, the elements that Polly could never stop wondering if her sister could still feel, specially the rain getting in through the lid that must now be, like, rotted in or why that slump in the earth? She always came the following day for a visit on this yearly remembering; in fact Polly Heke came several times a year and done for the last two, from when she herself hit the same age as Grace'd been when she, uh, when she like killed herself. The searing, blistering power of Alan Duff's masterpiece, Once Were Warriors, rocked a nation and was acclaimed around the world. What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted? is the passionate and uncompromising sequel which takes up the story of the Heke family six years after Grace's suicide.