Publishing co-operative PressGang did the editing, design, layout, cover design, print management, and found a distributor. They also organised an e-book version (available at www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=russell+haley+the+spaces+between) and assisted with publicity. Russell was delighted with the service and the results.
Published by Adastra Productions
Distributor: Southern Publishers Group www.spg.co.nz
About the Author
In a writing career of over 30 years, Russell Haley has published several collections of short stories — one of which was co-published by Victoria University Press and New Directions in New York. His four previous novels were critically successful and his biography of New Zealand painter Patrick Hanly was an award-winning book in 1989.
Haley has held the Auckland University Writing Fellowship and the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton.
Renee Lang reports on the launch function:
The Spaces Between was launched in Ponsonby on Friday night at Ian Wedde's and Donna Malane's place. There was a very impressive guest list, including:
Jervis Kraik is beaten up and stabbed in Auckland’s Fort Street. He wakes in Whare Moemoea, a dubious medical institution on Auckland’s North Shore. But was Jervis really attacked? And is Moira, Kraik’s nurse, there to help him or to tempt him into . . . what?
Haley’s new novel, his fifth, is an atmospheric mystery. It is also a transgressive love story where Kraik’s half-conscious desires are tainted with guilt and regret. The writing is, at one moment, deadpan, reminiscent perhaps of Raymond Chandler’s thrillers and then, surprisingly, the reader encounters dreamlike sequences that have emerged from Jervis Kraik’s troubled mind.