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‘Love me, I am dying.'

Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall.

Love as a Stranger is a modern-day version of that oldest of literary genres – the obsessive romantic triangle.

Read by Katherine McRae.

Listen to Owen Marshall talk about Love is a Stranger (10 April 2016)

The critics on the book:

 “Love as a Stranger starts as a sweet, albeit mature narrative about love, but it grows fabulously into a well-plotted study of the dark sides of human psychology.”

Owen Marshall is a renowned short story writer and novelist, who many critics rank among the finest, if not the finest, of New Zealand’s short story writers. His novel Harlequin Rex (1999) won the 2000 Deutz Medal for Fiction at the Montana Book Awards. His writing has been extensively anthologised and he has edited several collections of New Zealand short stories. He has received numerous honours, awards and fellowships for his work. In 2000 became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to literature and in 2012 became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM).
In 2013 Marshall was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.