'Why does everything happen to me? I must be the most unluckiest bastard in the world...' This is Jim Horncastle's constant refrain as he struggles to provide for his eight children and devoted, forebearing wife Noeline on a run-down farm at Karamea, on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. Forty years later his second son Graeme tells the family's story across two generations. Tinged throughout with humour, tragedy and pathos, it is a remarkable account of life in New Zealand.
Second hand Trade Paperback