A 1996 Commonwealth Best First Book Prize finalist
1979. Three Mile Island smokes. Alcoholism has yet to become a fashionable disease. Sean Angell leaves behind the bars and boarding houses of Wellington for the promise of a cure at Whisky Brae, a rehabilitation centre high in the Southern Alps. But is Sean ready to learn that ‘it is not the drunkard who writes the drinking song’?
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.