I Got His Blood On Me, by Lawrence Patchett
A bloodied figure travels through time, a stepfather kicks a ball and curses a snack machine, a cranky ghost brakes a Kāpiti train. From a reimagined history to a future where holograms walk the streets, these stories traverse time and genre to explore the frontiers that face the adventurous—now and in the past.
‘Lawrence Patchett is an articulate and philosophical author who creates terrific frontier stories. His tales describe moments of conflict, struggle and human frailty and yet his characters find a kind of peace through self-awareness, human connection and compassion. This is a rugged and haunting collection which has remained in my thoughts months after its first reading.’ – Laurence Fearnley