The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions

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Book Author
McMillan, Frankie
Publisher
Canterbury University Press
Extent
146pp
Format
230 x 165mm
Binding
Paperback
Category
Publication Date
August 2019
Rights Available
World excl New Zealand
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About the Book

Darkly comic, surreal and full of perceptiveness about human eccentricity, Frankie McMillan’s fictions often duck and dive away from the reader’s expectations. She is like a quietly outrageous Zen master, showing us human folly and idiocy, steering us carefully over the dark river of vulnerability that swells under it all.

About the Author

Frankie McMillan’s last collection, My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions (CUP, 2016) was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. She co-edited Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (CUP, 2018). Her poetry collections include There are no horses in heaven (CUP, 2014).