Signs of Life, by Amy Head (THWUP 2023)

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Signs of Life is a book of linked short stories set in Christchurch around the time of the earthquakes and after. The quakes are in the background of all of these stories, but aren't the main focus - the focus is on the well drawn characters and their interactions. Written in a spare, plain prose style, with finely detailed observations, it's effortlessly readable and thoughtful.