Laing, Sarah, 1973-

Coming up roses / by Sarah Laing. - Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007. - 267 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Afterbirth -- The wrong shoe -- Bird song -- Freezer burn -- Plum jar -- Notes on etiquette -- Stepping on cracks -- Perfect -- Stingray -- Sweden -- Double barrel -- Autoimmune -- Coming up roses -- Crossing Mt. Tongariro -- Pod -- Just married -- Falling -- That immortal sea -- Axminster.

"Imagine that you're a statistic'' says one of the characters in these quirky, haunting stories of people whose inner lives are an escape from the boxes others put them into. The single mum, the student working in the pie factory, the newborn baby, the dying woman, the Kiwi alone in New York, and many others pass through these stories and in doing so let us enter their lives.

9781869419202 (pbk.) : $30.00


Short stories, New Zealand.
New Zealand fiction--21st century.

Short stories, New Zealand.
New Zealand fiction.
General fiction.

Short Stories