London: Viking, 1986. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Wendt was born in Western Samoa, and studied in New Zealand. He returned to Samoa in 1965, where he became a teacher. A previous novel - LEAVES OF THE BANYAN TREE (1980) - won the New Zealand Wattie Book of the Year Award. He is considered one of the best writers of the Pacific today. 8vo boards. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.