Hokitika Town

Hokitika Town

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Hokitika, 1865, at the height of the Gold Rush. In a town with a hundred pubs, young Halfie - aka Harvey, Thumbsucker, Bedwetter, Cocoa and Pipsqueak - gets by as best he can. Most of the time he hangs around the Bathsheba pub, washing dishes, running errands and making the odd coin - and observing from close quarters the parade of miners, dancing girls, petty crims and plain drunks that passes through the doors. When you're a coin boy you see a lot of life, and from low down. But how much do you really understand? What's going on in young Halfie's world? In this beguiling new novel by the author of The Curative, a rattling good yarn reveals that life is rarely what it seems.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2011.
ISBN: 9780143565390
0143565397
Branch Call Number: HISTORICAL
Characteristics: 272, [1] p. ;,20 cm.

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Hokitika tells the story of life through a young boy's eyes at the height of the Hokitika Gold Rush. Halfie is a coin-boy, naive yet street-smart, running around doing odd jobs for anyone and everyone. Told from Halfie’s perspective, the riotous environment of the gold-rush era West Coast comes v... Read More »

Hokitika tells the story of life through a young boy's eyes at the height of the Hokitika Gold Rush. Halfie is a coin-boy, naive yet street-smart, running around doing odd jobs for anyone and everyone. Told from Halfie’s perspective, the riotous environment of the gold-rush era West Coast comes v... Read More »

Hokitika tells the story of life through a young boy's eyes at the height of the Hokitika Gold Rush. Halfie is a coin-boy, naive yet street-smart, running around doing odd jobs for anyone and everyone. Told from Halfie’s perspective, the riotous environment of the gold-rush era West Coast comes v... Read More »


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