Barbara Anderson

Peacocks, The

ISBN: 9780864733337
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Published 1997

A collection of seven short stories, following on from I think we should go into the jungle.

Praise for The Peacocks
‘Here Barbara Anderson shows how it's done. And people who want to read short stories for pleasure, to be charmed and intrigued, need look no further than this book.’
—Joan Curry, Press

‘Economical, probing, and original, Anderson is an immaculate stylist.’
—Joy Mackenzie, Sunday Star Times

‘The skilful arrangement of these stories, the vivid descriptions of life in New Zealand – at the beach, in the city or small towns – and Barbara Anderson's art in balancing complexity with humorous compassion, make this collection very satisfying.’
—Catharina van Bohemen, Evening Post

‘No false notes here, but thoughtfully crafted stories … which leave you musing over meanings.’
—Patricia Thwaites, Otago Daily Times

‘The stories are studded with precise telling images that stand out like clean-cut jewels …’
—Margot Schwass, Listener

‘Barbara Anderson is a wonderful short story writer.’
Daily Post

‘… you're in for a treat.’
—Elizabeth Crayford, Dominion