Sodden Downstream, by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sodden Downstream, by Brannavan Gnanalingam

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.

Shortlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

About Brannavan Gnanalingam

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 Te Whanganui-a-tara Wellington.


Review on The Pantograph Punch

Review on RNZ

Review on Landfall Review Online

Book details

ISBN: 978-0-47341029-2
Release date: October 2017