Raging against injustices carried out against the Indigenous population and the foreign interests secretly controlling the government, Toa explores a 'skinny country' where civil conflict is errupting between the Indigenes and the ruling police state.
While homage is paid to Vaughan Rapatahana's existential and postmodern heroes, the voice is indubitably his own: sardonic, eclectic, at times laugh-out-loud funny and always deliciously subversive. - James Norcliffe
About the author
Vaughan Rapatahana has a PhD in Existential Literary Criticism and the Novels of Colin Wilson (later published as Wilson as Mystic, 2001) from the University of Auckland.