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 history to a future where holograms walk the streets, these stories traverse time and genre to explore adventurous frontiers in the past, present, and future.
About the Author
Lawrence Patchett is coeditor of the journal Hue & Cry. His writing has been featured in the New Zealand Book Council publication Booknotes,the Dominion Post, and Nth Degree: New Australian Writing.
“Lawrence Patchett is an articulate and philosophical author who creates terrific frontier stories. . . . This is a rugged and haunting collection which has remained in my thoughts months after its first reading.” —Laurence Fearnley, author, The Hut Builder