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  • Published: 20 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869799557
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 30

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A serious but also blackly funny short story about old friendships, love and formaldehyde by one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers.

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A serious but also blackly funny short story about old friendships, love and formaldehyde by one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers.

Now middle-aged, the one-time teenage rebels live staid, safe lives, while their friend Jan, who had been the good one of their pack, is now locked up in prison. With Jan's mother just dead, there is no one to organise the funeral except for her two old class mates. They agree to help, but Jan's request for a special dress for the corpse leads to a moral dilemma.

  • Pub date: 20 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781869799557
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 30

About the Author

Fiona Kidman



Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. Winner of numerous awards and fellowships for literature including a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, Dame Fiona is renowned as one of New Zealand's foremost storytellers, having written over 30 books, including novels, short stories and poetry, and more than 60 television, film and radio scripts. She was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature.

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