Aching absences Dear Editors I do hope readers of Vincent O Sullivan’s expansive and generously minded All This By Chance have a more nuanced appreciation of the novel’s pleasures than Ann Beaglehole’s dull summary, published in your Winter 2018 issue. I had been so looking forward to a review of the kind of fiction that is more than a New Zealand novel, somehow – by which I mean it having rather more on its To Do List than yet a further going through and ticking off of one of the nation’s great stories or preoccupations or whatever. For those stories
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