3 Sep 2017

One dark night outside Masterton...

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 3 September 2017
Kirsten McDougall

Kirsten McDougall Photo: Grant Maiden

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A man in a flash car stops to offer a drenched young woman a lift in the dark, on the outskirts of Masterton, and Tess, though wary, takes up the offer.   But her decision has consequences - for herself, for the driver and for his disfunctional family.

Tess is the first novel by Wellington short-story writer Kirsten McDougall.  She talks to Lynn Freeman about how her own disquieting experiences were woven into the book.  Tess is published by Victoria University Press.