Marion Day




Price: $29.99 NZD

Published by Marion Day

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Roa is a troubled teen.
She is from a small town and has too many dads.
She lives near Whakaari/White Island, which
is both beautiful and dangerous.

Roa is being crushed by the weight of two secrets. The men her mother has brought into their lives have damaged her. Although her mother is aware of this, she has no idea that Roa is a criminal.

Whakaari never leaves Roa. She hangs out with her street gang and compares the volcano to her own feelings. A botched robbery, a rash encounter with a boy. Can she escape the ruins?

I kick the agapanthus overhanging the path in Mum’s bitser garden. Bitser flowers, bitser vegetables. Nah! No bitsers when it comes to weeds. I take the rusty clippers and trim the glossy, fleshy aga leaves away from the path. Clear blood hangs in long drips from their cuts, kinda like smashed spiderwebs. Everything’s broken. Everything’s bleeding. Whakaari. Plant. Me.

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Marion Day
801 Manaroa Road, Clova Bay
Picton 7282
P: (64) 03 579 8448

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Marion's debut young adult novel, Whakaari, was published in March. Her second young adult novel, Pipi, will be released next year. The Elton Omnibus (four picture books in one) is nearing completion. In its early stage is Pakupaki Pīwakawaka, a new book in Marion’s popular nature series. Release date October.

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Marion is a member of:

  • New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
  • Storylines
  • Rural Women New Zealand
  • NZSA Top of the South
  • Writers of Marlborough
  • Writers in Schools Programme