By McRae, Jacquie
In a small village, there are whispers in the market square that William is not who he says he is. They say he skinny-dips and talks to trees. He was once a doctor, but now he only prescribes books - for Emily, Marco and James, whose lives have become entangled with his. Emily is... in a troubled relationship and has spent most of her life sheltering in the library. James is coming undone as he struggles to live up to his father's expectations. While Marco, who measures his self-worth by the size of his bank account, has returned to the village with nothing. They have all been thrown into a liminal space and can no longer stay as they are. This is a tale about the power of stories - especially the ones we tell ourselves.Read more
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Jacquie McRae (Tainui) has a Master of Creative Writing with Honours and received a Michael King Maori Writers residency in 2018. She had previously completed Te Papa Tupu mentoring programme where she worked on her first novel, a young adult fiction, The Scent of Apples, which received a Gold in the IPPY Awards 2012 and was selected for the White Ravens list of outstanding international books for children and young adults in the same year.
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