15 Nov 2020

Rachel Kerr on her debut novel Victory Park

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 15 November 2020

Rachel Kerr's first novel Victory Park is set in an eponymous housing block where her protagonist Kara lives and works, looking after other people's children as well as her own. The story hinges on a relationship Kara forms with a new arrival to the block Bridget, who, among other things, is dealing with a dissolving marriage to a publicly shamed Ponzi schemer. It's a novel about housing, the poverty trap and how much you can give to others before you end up losing yourself. Rachel joined Robert Kelly in our Wellington studio to talk about Victory Park - both the novel and the housing block from which it gains its name. Victory Park is published by Makaro Press an is available in bookstores now.