and Michael Jackson is king – even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet
Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat called Leaf, his
younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has super powers) and several cousins.
Shortly after Gran leaves for a Tangihanga in Wellington for a week, Boy’s
father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of
his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version –
an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years