The latest book from Owen Marshall, ‘When Gravity Snaps’, sets the scene with a Grahame Sydney image.
‘Grahame Sydney’s cover conveys the backdrop of the southern man, all that uncluttered space and that light unsullied by the airborne detritus of over-peopled places. And Marshall is truly a southern man, no trace of flamboyance in his appearance, demeanour or prose, modest and quiet, but with eyes as sharp as those of any contemporary writer.’
Gordon McLauchlan, NZ Herald.
When Gravity Snaps was selected as a Dymock’s Critics Choice this month. ‘Sharp comedy, sadness, a pricking of pretensions and the search for human connection form New Zealand’s finest short story writer, Owen Marshall.