On the fourth day of Christmas my true love bought for me…

A Far Cry

A Maori granddaughter safeguards her strange legacy, transsexuals beguile tourists in a Cuban park, a migrant Romanian family finds an unexpected new home. In this collection of short stories change occurs in far-away communities, with consequences that are unexpected and far reaching, as well as heartening.

Valentine Williams writes luminous vignettes of lives intersecting across the world, of the things we all share and the moments that make us human.

Cover illustration by Nina Goodyer


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