Breton Dukes

What Sort of Man

ISBN: 9781776563029

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A young father high on Ritalin longs to leap into the tiger enclosure. A teacher who has been stood down for accessing porn on a school computer wants to re-establish contact with his teenage daughter. A carer out on a day trip is desperate to find a working toilet for his adult charge.


What Sort of Man is a potent collection of stories that goes head to head with the crisis of contemporary masculinity, and is as exhilarating as it is harrowing. 

Praise for Breton Dukes:


‘Brilliantly intense.’ —Emily Perkins

‘Confident, nuanced and unselfconsciously local.' —Sam Finnemore, NZ Listener

'Quiet, honed and with a lovely sense of something menacing.' —David Hill, Nine to Noon

What Sort of Man reminds me of Owen Marshall, and in places Vincent O’Sullivan’s Waikato stories, but also Laurence Fearnley’s Southland trilogy and there can be no higher praise.’ —Stephen Stratford




Cover: Keely O’Shannessy




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