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Book Launch: David Lyndon Brown, White City

Book launch for White City (Titus Books, 2017)

Who: Author David Lyndon Brown. Speakers include Olwyn Stewart, Tony O’Brien, Tim Leath
When: Thursday 27 July, 5.30 pm
Where: Albion Hotel – downstairs function room, 119 Hobson Street, Central Auckland.

White City by David Lyndon BrownWhite City is a collection of short stories set mostly in and around Auckland’s Albert Park.

 ‘No booze, no nothing for a week,’ I told her. ‘Just you and me and the good air and the sun and the sea.’

I can still see her curled up on that bed, the sound of the waves coming in through the window, peacefully sleeping like a little girl. We only lasted four days, but it was the best four days of my life.

Now Melissa’s fucked. We don’t get together so much. She’s too busy working the parlours for white.

“Brown treats his characters with clear-eyed generosity, but never condescension. They are often resourceful though lacking in resources, and tender, if tenuous, connections are made between characters that are not firmly connected to the mainstream grid.”

Brief issue 54

Brief 54 Cover

Special issue: Love

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 136pp.

Featuring work by: John Adams, Nick Ascroft, Cassandra Atherton, Stu Bagby, Cassandra Barnett, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Berengaria Burns, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, David Lyndon Brown, Rene Harrison, Ted Jenner, Matt Kelly, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Harvey Molloy, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sean Redmond, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Ruby Solly, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Richard von Sturmer, Bill Wolak, Mark Young.

Reviews: Michael Onslow-Osbourne reviews Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter by Stephanie Christie; Olivia Macassey reviews Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks.

“Love, exciting and new/ Come aboard, we’re expecting you” (Paul Williams, Love Boat Theme)

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