Sprigs, by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sprigs, by Brannavan Gnanalingam

It is Saturday afternoon and two boys’ schools are locked in battle for college rugby supremacy. Priya — a fifteen year old who barely belongs — watches from the sidelines. Then it is Saturday night and the team is partying, Priya's friends have evaporated and she isn't sure what to do.

In the weeks after 'the incident' life seems to go on. But when whispers turn to confrontation, the institutions of wealth and privilege circle the wagons.

Shortlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021.

About Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sprigs is the latest novel from Brannavan Gnanalingam. His previous novel Sodden Downstream was short-listed for the Acorn Foundation prize for best fiction of the year. He is also the author of A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse and three other books published by Lawrence & Gibson.


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Book details

ISBN: 9780473526382
Release date: July 20, 2020
Dimensions: 210 x 147 x 20mm