My new novel: The Talking Competition

Available now from completelynovel.com. Coming soon to Amazon etc.

Nyree Brennan lived off the fat of the land. She was 100% pure New Zealand – as the tourist ads on the London Underground would have it – bloated with Spring lamb, butter and cream.

To escape the fallout from a racist incident fuelled by her nicotine cravings, Nyree is sent by one daughter in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to another in London. The reader is taken into the lives of her offspring to witness the contest between disharmonious voices engendered by family conflict and the dynamics of colonial legacies.

Cover picture courtesy Bill Angus and Estate of Rita Angus. Self portrait (1936-37) by Rita Angus.

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