Author(s): Stephanie Johnson
After jazz pianist Carl TylerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs funeral in Auckland, his lover Tamara and mother Nola tell each other stories of his life and their own. Set in the 1960s and today, this is a beautiful new novel of memory, fate, forgiveness and the search for meaning in loss. From the award-winning author of The Shag Incident.
Stephanie Johnson is also the author of two collections of poetry, THE BLEEDING BALLERINA and MOODY BITCH; two collections of short stories, THE GLASS WHITTLER and ALL THE TENDERNESS LEFT IN THE WORLD; and five novels CRIMES OF NEGLECT, THE HEART'S WILD SURF, THE WHISTLER, BELIEF, and THE SHAG INCIDENT. She has also written for stage, radio and film, and is a co-founder and creative director of the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival.