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The Heart Sutra

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:03pm

Caren Wilton

the_heart_sutraThe book

A vibrant, engrossing collection, where satisfying storytelling meets a very modern sensibility. Caren Wilton is funny and engaging. Her characters find themselves in unfamiliar landscapes: sometimes physical – a Bangkok flat, a youth hostel in Edinburgh, a Wellington massage parlour – and sometimes personal. Wherever they are, she takes a vivid, compassionate look at human strengths and vulnerabilities, and people's skewed attempts at finding happiness. Unsatisfactory sex, coin-flipping doctors and an elephant with a wooden leg – Caren Wilton writes page-turning stories whose characters always ring true.

'An off-centre look at the numb and confused but occasionally lyrical heart' – Kate Camp

The author

CAREN WILTON is a graduate of Victoria University's creative writing course and works as a writer and editor, among other things. Her fiction has appeared in the journals Sport and Landfall, and has been broadcast on National Radio. She lives in Wellington.

Publication details

Paperback, 240 pages, ISBN 978 1 877276 60 6, $29.95
2003
Out of print