A mix of short stories and commentariessome whimsical, some grimthis work of creative conjecture offers a perceptive and positive new slant on significant New Zealand events and personalities. With a modest degree of adjustment, this compilation examines “what if” scenarios ranging from the historical and literary to the athletic and offers alternative conclusions. Altering the lives of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand’s most famous writer, and national hero Sir Edmund Hillary as well as revisiting New Zealand’s avoidable choice to fight alongside the Americans in Vietnam and the possible effects of a postwar visit by Winston Churchill, this second volume presents a variety of visions of a country that nearly was.
|Publisher:||Victoria University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Stephen Levine is a political science professor at Victoria University of Wellington and the founding Head of the university's School of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and International Relations. He has published extensively on politics and security in New Zealand and is the coeditor of The Baubles of Office, Left Turn, and New Zealand Votes.