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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.

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.

David Wilson takes a trip around Europe after the death of his wife. With limited funds, he accepts the offer from a stranger to stay in his apartment in Arles. For David it is a chance to put himself on hold and live as someone else.

Brilliantly tracking David's shifting sense of himself, this story captures time, place and mood with appealing subtlety and precision.

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  • EBook

    9781869799588

    May 3, 2013

    Random House New Zealand

    21 pages

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