“These stories are delicate and devastating, by a fave NZ writer Leanne Radojkovich who writes my kind of fiction: deep, serious, playful, beautiful, moving.” Nuala O’Connor, author of NORA.
“Full of insight into the human condition, with a poet’s eye for the natural world, these stories ripple out in ever widening circles.” Frankie McMillan (The Father of Octopus Wrestling: And Other Small Fictions)
What to do when the past crashes the present? It can happen anywhere. In carports and kitchens. On stairwells. Leanne Radojkovich’s protagonists meet truth and must decide whether to stand, fall or run.
This pukapuka was launched at the Auckland Writers Festival 2021.
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“Sharp, true and always hinting at a larger world, the work has a fable-like quality… Devour this delightful book in one sitting then savour the stories all over again.” Frankie McMillan (My Mother and the Hungarians)
“… startlingly honest, warm and at times darkly humorous… Radojkovich shows us things that are not often spoken of aloud.” Literature Works UK
“… accessible, focused, and can deliver one hell of a punch.” Iona Winter, Landfall Review
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