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The Trickster

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Title: The Trickster
Author(s): Downing, Jane
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Pandanus Books
Canberra, ACT : Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.
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 body as part of his plan to reinstate the reign of the, now largely forgotten, Marshallese pantheon.
ISBN: 1740760298


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