Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Sailors By James
9781776561018 9 MARCH
In the not
too distant future, the effects of climate change devastate the world and New
Zealand becomes a haven for elites. When a young couple from the wrong side of
the tracks gain entry into Wellington’s most exclusive gated community, it
appears their troubles are over. But they find themselves divided over the
identity of Sam Starsailor, an alien prophet who has washed up on a beach near
New Hokitika and is said to bring warnings from another planet. The couple’s
housewarming party becomes an all-night carnival, and revolution gathers beyond
James McNaughton lives in Wellington with his wife and young son.