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Before George

When Marnya immigrates to New Zealand from South Africa in 1953 with her mother and sister, her mother cuts off Marnya’s hair and changes her name to George to hide her identity as a girl. Hours later, their Christmas Eve train plummets into the Whangaehu River and George loses not only her family and name, but also the answers as to why her mother deceived her father and fled their homeland.

Before George

by Deborah Robertson

Huia

ISBN: 9781775507291 

Published: October 2023

Format: Paperback, 416 pages