For Carla, February means the pressure of another birthday party for Nathan and his wealthy New York art world friends. She buys him a book about Kurt Schwitters, an artist he is thinking of collecting, but a chance encounter with a man in the bookstore changes everything. Patrick, an environmental filmmaker, challenges her relationship and her artistic ambition. In the wake of their fierce attraction, the unscrupulous world that has seduced Carla begins to unravel and the harder she tries to break free the tighter Nathan’s grip becomes.
Art and illusion, possession and freedom are the heady components of Janet Colson’s psychological drama, The Shark Party.
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Media for The Shark Party
“The Shark Party . . . an engaging, evocative, page-turner of a debut, written in Wellington with an eye on a much larger world.”
Tom Goulter, FishHead Magazine.
“. . . my favourite aspect of the book was its investigation and exposé of the art world.”
Pip Adam, New Zealand Books – a quarterly review.
Wellington City Libraries Article (Sep 2018)
Lucire Review (Mar 2015)
New Zealand Books Review (Mar 2015/ Autumn 2015)
The Waikato Times Review (Feb 2015)
PlainsFM Radio Interview 9.1MB (Dec 2014)
Standing Room Only Radio NZ Interview (Dec 2014)
Scoop Article (Nov 2014)
The Big Idea Interview (Nov 2014)
FishHead Magazine Review (Nov 2014)
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