Fish 'n' Chip Shop Song and Other Stories (NZ Edition)
Each beautifully told story in this fine collectionresonates with a moving depth of emotionalunderstanding.Having won prizes in major national competitions for four ofthese stories, had several selected for anthologies of significantNew Zealand writing, with numerous broadcast on radio and one eventranslated into Mandarin, Carl Nixon was long overdue for a book ofhis own, collecting his stories together. So, here they are.Stories that evoke the South Island landscape as well as the NewZealand urban expanse. Stories that take surprising turns as theyexplore such things as 'saving' a pet parrot, a fruiterer's truelove, a return to Crete, an anticipated seduction and the dreams ofa suburban mercenary.There are characters to charm and alarm the reader, charactersthat are startlingly different and characters that are just likeus. There are songs of love and tales of loss, there's humour andthere's poignancy.