> Skip to content

Extracts

Extract
The Misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Scars: the New Black, and how to wear them this year!

Extract
The Mirror Book

When the writer who was born into the family (and finished it) goes on to have his own family, does he keep up his truth-telling ways?Is he as cold-eyed a critic of his own handiwork?

Extract
Spellbound

‘He weighs four kilos and two kilos of that is fluff! How can he occupy so much space?’

Extract
The Sunflower Sisters

No one suspected the blond boy’s cargo as he drove his crude pony cart through the streets of Charleston.

Extract
The Chase

From where she sat at the back of the bus, the driver’s death was a confusing spectacle to Emily Jackson.

Extract
Win

The shot that will decide the championship is slowly arching its way toward the basket.

Extract
Silver Linings

Auckland-based Method Digital is a digital-led creative agency.

Extract
Her Say

In jail he had made all these promises – ‘When I come out, I’m going to change’ – and when he came out he broke every single one of them, one after another. And to top it off, because he lived with us, my family started seeing this about him.

Extract
House of Hollow

I was ten years old the first time I realised I was strange.

Extract
Everything Changes

Not many people shift house because the dog killed the neighbour’s cat, a blue-eyed Himalayan worth a thousand dollars, but that is what we’re doing.

Extract
Wars Without End

‘Land is the foundation of all our trouble’, said Te Rauparaha of Ngati Toa and Ngati Raukawa when asked to account for the circumstances that had led to the killing of twenty- two Pakeha settlers and two Maori at Wairau on 17 June 1843.

Extract
The Sanatorium

Discarded medical equipment litters the floor: surgical tools blistered with rust, broken bottles, jars, the scratched spine of an old invalid chair.

Extract
The Hatmakers

It was a wild and lightning-struck night.

Extract
The Auschwitz Photographer

Wilhelm Brasse switched on the enlarger and a bright beam of white light fell on to the sheet of photographic paper.

Extract
The Dare

She’d created a little altar on the chest of drawers in her bedroom

Extract
Bullet Train

Tokyo Station is packed. It’s been a while since Yuichi Kimura was here last, so he isn’t sure if it’s always this crowded.

Extract
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot

When people say ‘terminal’, I think of the airport.

Load more