Sodden Downstream

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Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam 
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Short-listed for 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards novel of the year.

Thousands flee central Wellington as a far too common ‘once in a century’ storm descends. Roads are closed and all rail is halted. For their own safety, city workers are told that they must go home early.

Sita is a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee living in the Hutt Valley. She’s just had a call from her boss. If she doesn’t get to her cleaning job in the city she’ll lose her contract.


Sodden Downstream is Brannavan Gnanalingam’s fifth book. His previous novel – A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse – was longlisted for the 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards fiction of the year. He lives in Wellington.


ISBN: 978-0-47341029-2


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Other books by Brannavan can be found here .
See his interview with Kim Hill here.
Read his opinion editorial on refugees here.