Aljce in Therapy Land, by Alice Tawhai

 Aljce in Therapy Land, by Alice Tawhai

"On her first day the sky had a salmon tint to it; after the rain, and before the cloud entirely cleared, as if it had been put into a washing machine with roses. Someone was probably really annoyed at the way they had run. Aljce parked in the asphalt car park outside the Therapy Hub. She was looking forward to her new job. It would be an exciting adventure with new challenges."

Aljce in Therapy Land is the first novel from Alice Tawhai. She is best known for her short story collections Dark Jelly, Luminous and Festival of Miracles (all released through Huia Publishers). This story traverses workplace bullying, online relationships and stoned friendships, with a good measure of Wonderland added in.

Longlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2022.

About Alice Tawhai

See more of Alice's work, including her art that the cover of this novel is based on her website


Review on Kete Books

Review on RNZ

Review on The Spinoff

Review on Newsroom

Review on Landfall Review Online

Book details

ISBN: 9780473593797
Release date: November 2022