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Living as a Moon

Living as a Moon

Author: Owen Marshall
Publisher: Random House New Zealand
Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction | Literary
Owen is one of the authors appearing at the Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival. Being a celebrity impersonator, says the Aussie Elton John, is like living your life as a moon. 'We give up our identity and become just a reflection of another personality, like the moon having no fire of its own and being just a pale reflection of the sun when it's not there.' This new collection of stories from master short fiction writer Owen Marshall is rich in people exploring their identities and how they are affected by others. There is Patrick, whose life is radically alerted by a random encounter with a killer; widowed Margaret, who faces a new kind of existence alone; David, who experiences the 'spontaneous and passing friendship of strangers'; Ian, whose wife's demands for a better lifestyle lead him to a new career in telephone sex. Set in both Europe and the Antipodes, these twenty-five stories are at once arresting, moving, funny and full of insight into the human condition.
ISBN: 9781869792510
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