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It is 1967, and as New Zealand hesitates over whether to send more troops to Vietnam, students take to the streets of Wellington to protest the war. Among them are friends Race, Candy, Chadwick, FitzGerald, and the charismatic Morgan, who is Maori, and more dedicated than the rest to his political convictions. All are young and hopeful, with the world all before them. And then Morgan dies suddenly, stunningly. As the others move forward through the final decades of the twentieth century, from one controversial war to—post-9/11—another, their friendships tested and pulled apart and reconfigured anew, they come to understand that Morgan—the elusive and electrifying, the one who could quote Shakespeare and Sterne, Dorothy Parker and Bob Dylan, and who will forever remain  twenty years old—is both the mystery and the touchstone of their lives.

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Peter Walker

After 25 years of field work in humanitarian crises around the world, Dr. Peter Walker, was appointed, in September 2002, as the Director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. At the Center he leads a team of 30 academics and practitioners working on policy and practice issues in the fields of humanitarian action, human security and human rights. In 2007 Dr. Walker was made Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security.If you are interested to learn more about degree programs available at Tufts in Humanitarian Assistance, check out http://www.friedman-fletcher.org/

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