In this new novel acclaimed Maori novelist Patricia Grace visits the often terrifying and complex world faced by men of the Maori Battalion in Italy during World War II. Tu is proud of his name-the Maori god of war. But for the returned soldier there's, a shadow over his own war experience in Italy. Three brothers went to war, but only one returned-Tu is the sole survivor. Patricia Grace has drawn on the war experiences of her father and other relatives and ventured into new territory by writing about the world of war and soldiers. The result is a novel of great authenticly and high drama from one of the Pacific's finest story-tellers.