Paperback, 139 x 215mm
Abel Blood sits alone at his red Smith Corona portable typewriter, composing his version of the events of spring 1976. The story he tells brings back names and faces he would rather forget. In a world of addicts, artists, innocents and undercover policemen, Blood must account for his own regrettable actions as well as the tragic consequences of lives being lived at high intensity. Blood is a disturbance on the literary scene. Horribly funny, searingly honest, this is a novel which arrives from a deeply original vision.
Geoff Cochrane is the author of sixteen collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award in 2014. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award.