What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (novel)

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What Becomes of The Broken Hearted?
Vintage AlanDuff 1996 WhatBecomesoftheBrokenHearted.jpg
Cover of Vintage paperback, 1998
Author Alan Duff
Country New Zealand
Language English
Series Once Were Warriors Trilogy
Genre Novel
Publisher Vintage
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 253 pp
ISBN 0-09-183420-1
OCLC 36296335
Preceded by Once Were Warriors
Followed by Jake's Long Shadow

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? is a 1996 novel by Alan Duff.[1] It is the sequel to Duff's novel Once Were Warriors (1990),[1][2] which was made into a film in 1994.

The novel was adapted as the movie What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? in 1999.[3]

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? was followed by the third novel in the Once Were Warriors trilogy, Jake's Long Shadow (2002).[1]


  1. ^ a b c "New Zealand Writers, DUFF, Alan". www.bookcouncil.org.nz New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ "What becomes of the broken hearted? / Alan Duff". catalogue.nla.gov.au National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  3. ^ David Stratton (31 May 1999). "Review: 'What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 19 January 2016.