2000ft Above Worry Level, by Eamonn Marra (VUP 2020)

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An excellent, sad and funny episodic novel, set in a vivid Wellington, about a young man drifting through life, trying to do better and usually failing. It's full of excruciating set pieces, mortifying glimpses into a difficult life in a difficult world at a difficult time. The language is precise and flows easily, there are no wasted words, and you will never look at a wart in the same way again..