Rat King Landlord (2020 edition), by Murdoch Stephens
Colossal rats invade from the town belt.
Your rent is going up but everyone is calling it a summer of love.
Cryptic posters appear around Wellington inciting people to join an evening of mayhem.
Until now the rats have contented themselves with scraps. But as summer heats up and the cost of living skyrockets, we can no longer ignore that our friends are seeking their own rung on the property ladder.
Rat King Landlord is the first novel by Murdoch Stephens. He has previously published a book on the campaign he founded to double New Zealand's refugee quota: Doing Our Bit: the campaign to double the quota (BWB Texts, 2018).
"Satisfying satire - mad, fast-paced and audacious." — Stella Chrysostomou, Volume books.
Release date: July 20 2020
Dimensions: 200 x 140 x 12mm