'His poetry is bright, confident and compelling. ' - Otago Daily Times
A historical story about illicit love.
'Owen Marshall has established himself as one of the masters of the short story.' - Livres Hebdo, Paris
'Big themes are treated delicately — mortality and memory, grief and self-discovery' - Weekend Herald
'incredibly well crafted and as is traditional with Owen Marshall every single word is placed perfectly' - NZ Radio
Comeuppance comes from unexpected directions.
`The world's multiplicity is splendidly evoked; characters dart together and flash apart like goldfish.' - David Hill
A chance encounter leads to an appreciation of the spontaneous and passing friendship of strangers in this evocative short story from one of New Zealand's finest writers.
An updated edition of this bestseller
'Marshall’s dextrous examination of the ambiguities of relationships' - NZ Listener
An intriguing novel revolving around the varied reactions to a new, catastrophic disease