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The short stories in this collection follow characters that are plucked away from their normal lives to face wildly abnormal situations. An old coachman must face the death of his passenger; a missionary loses a colleague in the swollen waters of the Turakina River; a cranky ghost wreaks havoc on a Kapiti train; and a bloodied figure travels through time. From a reimagined ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 268 pages
Published October 2012 by Victoria University Press
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Kathleen Dixon
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was nominated in the 'Best Collected Work' category of the 'Sir Julius Vogel Awards' in 2013. Another book one, which I haven't read, so I can't add my twopence to the judging (never mind that it's well past the time for any input!), BUT I can confidently say that I found this book worthy of any award. Apart from the title (which I find very off-putting, and which caused me to not read this book for quite a while), this is an excellent collection of short stories. They're for the most ...more
Katrina
Intriguing mix of well-written short stories, many of which play around with aspects of New Zealand history. Some are longer than an average short story, e.g. 30-50 pages.
Highlights for me were:
- The title story, with a Pakeha-Maori mysteriously turning up injured in the present day and developing a friendship of sorts with the man who rescues him.
- My Brother's Blood about two brothers separated for years and the clash when they meet again; one is a sealer and the other in a religious order.
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Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is a demanding read and so far I love it!
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Like a curate's egg - some parts were very good. ...more
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