My three novels revolve around girls, women, and sexual abuse in childhood: a subject that has long been taboo and hidden, even in literature.

These are: Since You Ask, 2004 (Akashic Books, New York) Miss Me A Lot Of, 2007 (Victoria University Press, Wellington) and 52 Men, 2015 Red Hen Press, Pasadena, U.S.)  

My new work broadens out to consider rebellion, exile and violence. It draws on my bifurcated life between hemispheres and my years living in such extreme cultures and landscapes as vivid, unexploited New Zealand, outback Australia, delta Mississippi, criminal Manhattan and rural New York where I currently live.

Favorite Books: 03 (Valtat), Briar Rose (Coover) How German Is It (Abish)

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