After Breadfruit and Frangipani, Tiare comes to close the animated fresco of the Tehana family and its neighbourhood life on the outskirts of Papeete. Tiare is also the first name of Materena and Pito’s granddaughter who unexpectedly invites herself under their roof. An impromptu event, which brings in its wake, in an equally unpredictable way, Pito’s redemption. It is through the eyes of this “brand new” man that this third volume completes the description of a new slice of life of this Tahitian family and, with it, draws a certain Polynesia, sketched with affection, verve and lightness.
An international success, the trilogy is now published in nearly 20 countries. In the Pacific, this classic of popular literature is studied in classrooms and lecture halls.