Author(s): Justin Eade
A moving collection of beautifully written short stories with a kiwi twist, penned by award winning author Justin Eade. Many of these stories have been previously published or produced for Radio New Zealand National, however some are published here for the first time. 'Apples' won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition in 2002, and was later published in 'Sunday 22' (2006) and 'The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories' (2009). An All Black legend is reduced to playing senior thirds club rugby on a country domain... troubled youths go on a camp in New South Wales and find an unlikely mentor... an old war veteran bonds with a young German backpacker... a strong, silent and mysterious apple picker in Nelson galvanises an entire orchard behind him, and a 14 year old Blenheim boy tells what it's like to be the alpha male of his clique. Other stories include a mural in Golden with a mind of its own, a Sydney University arts student with a chip on her shoulder, a Wellington skydiver with lousy timing, an arrogant Frenchman in Vanuatu, and a hopeful Kiwi screenwriter attending pitchfests in LA. This is a fast moving, heart warming collection of literary gems from a talented and highly accomplished writer.
Award winning New Zealand author, Justin Eade. Winner of the prestigious 'Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition', with many stories published or produced for Radio New Zealand National.