Tracey Slaughter's 'if there is no shelter'
Lovers say: my world will fall apart. I'll break into tiny pieces. You have torn me down and open. We should be banned from speaking.
Breathtakingly luminous Tracey Slaughter's latest novella, if there is no shelter, glimpses at a woman's life in city of earthquakes and aftershocks. As present as it is darkly elegant, shelter marks a high-water mark in Aotearoa New Zealand fiction.
"These postcards from the red zone – brutal, beautiful – are a lament for what is lost, but also a reminder of what we can salvage when everything shatters. An extraordinary work." – Catherine Chidgey
Published by AdHoc Fiction (UK)