Book Launch: Where We Land by Tim Jones

Where: Vic Books Pipitea, Ground Floor Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay

Date: Tuesday 16th of July

Time: 5.30pm

All welcome, no RSVP needed.


About the book:

A New Zealand Navy frigate torpedoes a boat full of refugees fleeing a drowning country and Nasimul Rahman is one of the few survivors. First he has to reach the shore alive and then he has to avoid the trigger-happy Shore Patrol, on alert to stop climate change refugees entering the country.

Donna is new to the Patrol. When word comes through that the Navy has sunk a ship full of infiltrators and survivors might be making their way ashore, it sounds like she might get to see some action.

About the author:

Tim Jones was awarded the NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He has published one novel, two short story collections and four poetry collections, co-edited two poetry anthologies and writes a blog called Books in Trees. Born in Lincolnshire, England, Tim moved to Southland, New Zealand, as a two-year-old and lives now on a Wellington hill. He is a climate change activist.

I wish this story had dated.

I wish this storyline had become less relevant.

I wish the sea would stop rising.