Author(s): Tracey Slaughter
"The knowledge of everyone they're about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They're the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That's your choice: this is the director's cut." Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives tragic, comic, rich.
Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Fiction 2016.
Tracey Slaughter's short fiction has received numerous awards, including the international Bridport Prize 2014, a 2007 NZ Book Month Award, and BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards in 2004 and 2001. She won the 2015 Landfall Essay Competition, and was the recipient of the 2010 Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary. She lives in Cambridge and teaches Creative Writing at Waikato University, where she edits the online literary journal Mayhem.