Welcome to the Repertory Apartments—where scenes of tenderness and trouble, music and magic, the uncanny and the macabre play out on intimate stages.
A mother and her young son battle an infestation of ants. A bass player is beset by equine hallucinations. A widow seeks a new home with a spare room for guests. A radio factory foreman intercepts queer broadcasts from the future.
And a time-traveller stranded in a distant corner of the multiverse tries to find his way home.
Moving between the early 20th century and the modern day, this genre-bending collection, spanning the fantastical and the keenly real, introduces an ensemble of remarkable characters—and the fateful building that connects them all.
Cover: Jonathan King
Author photo: Ebony Lamb
Anthony Lapwood’s fiction has appeared in numerous outlets such as Sport, Takahē, Mayhem, Turbine | Kapohau, Radio New Zealand, The London Reader, and elsewhere, and been anthologised in Middle Distance: Long Stories of Aotearoa New Zealand and Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy. He has a Master of Arts through the International Institute of Modern Letters. He is of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Whakaue and Pākehā descent. He lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington and can be found on Twitter and Instagram @antzlapwood.