Miss Me a Lot of
Miss Me A Lot Of is a poetic, elliptical, and deeply moving coming-of-age novel, which extends the range of New Zealand fiction. The central character is Holly, daughter of a powerful and charismatic father and socially anxious, New Zealand-born mother. Hers is a story about the fate of beauty and attractiveness, and the tribute we pay to eros.
'simply stunning' —Louise O'Brien, Dominion Post
'Leonard's prose is cool, spare and eloquent, and she's adept at building tension. It's a pleasure to read a book that's so cleanly and economically written. ... Miss Me a Lot of is a dark, bleak take on men's and women's power – but it's a terrific read.' —
Caren Wilton, NZ Listener
'Miss Me a Lot of is one of the most wonderful depictions of absolute loneliness, sadness, and the sense of loss that is desire and love.' —Laura Kroetsch