The infamous Dr. Crippen's mistress finds a new life in disreputable Auckland in the early days of the century. A French nun, Marie Claire, gives herself to working among the disabled and the poor... Young Spicer, a slow-witted lad who looks great in a chauffeur's uniform, finds himself deeply involved in the lives of both. Together they form an unlikely threesome.
This is the setting of Vincent O'Sullivan's brilliant new novel, an intricate story steeped in the early decades of the century that leads us through an astonishing array of perversion, kidnapping and violence. Awaiting its moment is the mystery of 'the Chow', as the North Island is criss-crossed at gunpoint...
Original title: Believers to the Bright Coast
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction