“Perhaps I love this collection so much, because it is a book I feel. I feel what is present and I feel what is absent. I choose the word ‘prism’ to underline how the thematic hues spark and shift.” Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf
“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.
“There is nothing ‘showy’ about Radojkovich’s writing. These are the well-honed words of an expert.” takahē magazine
“these stories are like someone whispering a song you really want to listen to from across the room, you have to shut up and listen. You have to lean right in… You have to stay alert for clues in stories where a single sentence contains the key. Don’t blink, don’t miss it, Radojkovich has weighed every word and found it worthy.” Lucy Writers
“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)
Review NZ Poetry Shelf, Paula Green
Review Lucy Writers
Review takahē magazine
Interview Radio New Zealand, Standing Room Only
Interview Lucy Writers
Launched Auckland Writers Festival 2021.
The Emma Press
“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
“I admire the way [Radojkovich] illuminates the social, cultural and political in First Fox… accessible, focused and can deliver one hell of a punch.” Landfall
“Radojkovich is certainly a writer of talent, who can and does produce stories that are highly effective and thoughtful, inducing the reader to reflect and ruminate.” Sabotage Reviews
Launched Auckland Writers Festival 2017.