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The Invisible Rider

The Invisible Rider

Author: Kirsten McDougall
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST

This delightful collection of linked short stories focuses on Philip Fetch, a lawyer with an office in a suburban shopping mall who feels increasingly out of step with his society and neighbours. At once surreal and whimsical, and fired by a quietly burning moral engagement, The Invisible Rider is an antipodean cousin of Calvino’s Marcovaldo.


[McDougall] captures the absurdist state of motherhood – the battle between biscuits and principles. From the foul-mouthed four-year-old taking “thirty-six hours and a knife to come out” to the “maniac with a hygiene fetish”, the details are droll and true, and the story ends where a preschooler’s logic might lead you. – Sarah Laing, The NZ Listener.

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General Fields

  • : 9780864737670
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : August 2012
  • : 210x150mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kirsten McDougall
  • : 150