Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An invitation to the launch of The Mermaid Boy by John Summers | Thursday 7th May 6pm | Unity Wellington

The Mermaid Boy marks the arrival of a distinctive new voice in New Zealand non-fiction.
From Christchurch to China, from mattress manufacture to Burmese medicine, these true stories explore one man’s experience with the exotic and the mundane. Witty, perceptive, and often surprising, 

The Mermaid Boy introduces striking new ways to write about love, travel, and home.
‘These strange, fetching yarns of outsiders, losers, and other average New Zealanders
read like fiction, with their artful crafting of unlikely events – there’s a slow boat to China,
a kid in a mermaid suit, and a dildo on a doorknob in a dingy flat in Christchurch.
It’s non-fiction as murky realism, and its down low, observational, fun.’
– Steve Braunias

Thursday 7th May 6pm
Unity Books Wellington

All welcome.

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