“Transition” means changing from one state of being to another or changing location. It can also mean the space or time between two major changes.

Patricia Grace (1937–) was born to a Maori father and European mother. She was the first female Maori fiction writer. In the short story "Transition" (p. 244),the main character, Nanny, lives with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. The family is facing some major decisions about upcoming transitions.


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