Kiwis Might Fly

Kiwis Might Fly

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.

Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their enemies’ bones into cutlery, bushwhacking pioneers, and gold miners who lit their pipes with banknotes—and comes face-to-face with their surprisingly tame descendants. So what had become of the mighty Kiwi warrior?

As Polly tears through the countryside at seventy-five miles an hour, she attempts to solve this mystery while pub-crawling in Hokitika, scaling the Southern Alps, and enduring a hair-raising stay in a mining town where the earth has been known to swallow houses whole. And as she chronicles the thrills and travails of her extraordinary odyssey, Polly’s search for the elusive Kiwi comes full circle—teaching her some hilarious and surprising lessons about motorcycles, modern civilization, and men.

Baker & Taylor
A travelogue by the author of Fried Eggs with Chopsticks describes her motorcycle odyssey through the heart of New Zealand, detailing the country's diverse landscapes, natural wonders, people, and culture as she describes her encounters with wild kiwis, sheep-shearing gangs, the Maori, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: Delta trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780385339940
Branch Call Number: 919.3104 EVANS
Characteristics: 309 pages
Notes: "A New Zealand adventure"--Cover


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