On an Island, with Consequences Dire by Kelly Ana Morey
Read by Michele Amas
The layers of the years are peeled back to a summer on an island years ago when the lives of three teenaged girls, school friends, change forever in one bloody fit of jealousy and rage. The dire consequences are about to come to a head.
Produced by Adam Macaulay and engineered by Phil Brownlee and Jason McClelland for Radio New Zealand
Georgia begins to recount events many years ago that led to the murder of Bride Te Pa on the island and began the journey towards even more dire consequences for herself and her co-conspiratorsKate… Audio
A detailed description of the island and introductions to Kate, Bride and finally, Regan, the exotic solo sailor who was shipwrecked on the island. Kate and Regan live with their daughter back on the… Audio
We learn more about Boo te Pa, Bride's crazy uncle. Kate, now a vet, supports Regan who is unemployed and does very little to help with work on the farm. Kate and Regan's relationship is not working… Audio
We learn the details of Regan's arrival on the island - shipwrecked in a storm when teenage girls and best friends, Kate and Georgia, were in term break and living by the beach. Georgia has fallen in… Audio
On the island, Georgia meets Boo Te Pa again. He asks her what she 'and the other girl' did with Bridey girl. This is not good news as it confirms that Boo knows their secret. Meanwhile Kate, who has… Audio
It is becoming more and more obvious that the most dangerous person is Kate - capable of deep resentment and calculated violence. We learn that Regan's claim to fame was as a charismatic petty drug… Audio
Georgia is appalled, but relieved that Boo is dead. Kate is convinced Regan has a new lover, but she does not suspect it is Georgia until she finds a note from Regan to Georgia. Kate says nothing but… Audio
Regan turns up at Georgia's one last time and they make love. Georgia makes a last visit to Kate's farm to farewell Kate and Regan and Abby who are set to leave for Europe in two days. There is no… Audio
Kelly Ana Morey was born in New Zealand's Far North in 1968. On An Island, with Consequences Dire is her fourth book. In 2000, having completed a Master of Arts in art history she started writing her first novel Bloom which was published in 2003 to great critical acclaim, and in 2004 it won the HZSA Hubert Church Award for Best First Work of Fiction at the Montana Book Awards. Morey's second novel, Grace is Gone, was published in 2004 and became a finalist in the prestigious Kiriyama Prize. Kelly Ana Morey received the Todd New Writers' Bursary in 2003 and the inaugural Janet Frame Literary Award for Fiction in 2005. Consequences Dire is her third novel.
Michele Amas is an award-winning actress and writer. Originally from Dunedin she graduated from The New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whaakari in the '80s and has been a professional actress ever since. Michele was worked throughout NZ as an actor and director in theatre and television.
She has an MA in creative writing from Victoria University where she was awarded the Adam Prize for her portfolio 2005. Her first book of poetry After the Dance was nominated for a Montana Book Award in 2007, and was shortlisted for that years Prize in Modern Letters. Her poems have been published in Sport 33, online in Turbine and in Best New Zealand Poems 2005, as well as Sport, Bravado, Kaupapa global issues anthology 2007, Pacific Coast Review and the Iowa Review, Landfall, The best of the best anthology 2011, 4th floor, prize winner in the Casleberg Trust poetry competition 2011.