29 Nov 2015

The Gentlemen's Club

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 29 November 2015

Jen Shieff has moved from writing reports for ministers of the Crown to writing a psychological thriller set in the underbelly of 1950s Auckland. In The Gentlemen's Club, Jen introduces us to the menacing Pitchaithly who's using an orphanage as a front for the uncharitable plans he has for the young girls in it. There is also a host of strong minded women, from hairdresser and brothel owner Rita, based loosely on real life brothel owner Flora McKenzie, to a 16 year old who's come to Auckland for an abortion. topics] arts, author interviews, books, history