Mysteries past and present, John McCrystal

Days are like Grass
Sue Younger
Eunoia Publishing, $30.00,
ISBN 9780994104762

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
Danyl McLauchlan
Victoria University Press, $30.00,
ISBN 9781776560479

Claire is a paediatric surgeon, newly returned to Auckland, city of her birth, from London, where she has been in full retreat from her past life. She’s back on a trial basis, to oblige her partner Yossi, and she brings with her Roimata, her 15-year-old daughter from a brief liaison many years before. The sole condition she imposed on Yossi when consenting to the trip was that he was not to ask about her past. Ever.


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