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