THE CHOICES WE MAKE: ALLAN, ORR, VAN DER ZIJPP
To stay or to go? To keep or to surrender? To know or not to know? Three new novels frame three dramatic choices that will shape forever the lives of those who make them. Rosetta Allan’s Crazy Love is a story of love on a rocky road through mental illness, with more than a dose of memoir underpinning it; 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards-longlisted Loop Tracks by Sue Orr probes abortion, adoption and family secrets; and Bridget van der Zijpp’s I Laugh Me Broken lays out a writer’s life and loves in Berlin while grappling with whether to confirm she is carrying an inherited gene for a fatal illness. They join Adam Dudding to discuss their new novels and the rich territories they have mined in the crafting of great reads.