The prize-winning, passionate and uncompromising sequel to the blistering classic novel, Once Were Warriors.
'She always came the following day for a second visit on this yearly remembering; in fact, Polly Heke came several times a year and had done for the last two, from when she herself hit the same age as Grace’d been when she, uh, when she killed herself.'
The searing power of Alan Duff’s masterpiece Once Were Warriors rocked a nation and was acclaimed around the world. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? is the challenging, poetic sequel, taking up the story of the Heke family six years after Grace’s suicide.
The novel won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Fiction and was made into a film.