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The Trickster

Downing, Jane


This is a novella set in the Marshall Islands that presents a range of Marshallese myths interweaving with a contemporary setting. A young couple, Joy and Geoff, move from their Australian home to the Marshall Islands. During the couple's move, Joy becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, Daniel. Daniel miraculously begins to speak a mixture of English and Marshallese at three months as a side effect of his relationship with the Marshallese trickster god Letao, who is trying to possess his...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
ANU Research Publications
Type: Book


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