The Other Side of Better

The Other Side of Better

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A hybrid collection of small fictions that crisscrosses the line between truth and fiction, prose and poetry, past and future. In the other side of better, there is the scent of the sea, the rift and grit of childhood. Sometimes sharp and focused, sometimes dreamlike and expansive, this work captivates on every page.

Called a 'masterclass in the short form', this collection by one of our time's best practitioners of the small story is both instructional and engaging. Here, with Michelle Elvy’s the other side of better, are wise reflections cast through refracted light. Here is the scent of the sea, the rift and grit of childhood. Here is an absorbing cinematic poetry in the telling – breathtakingly honest and elegant stories (personal, yet universal) about how we live, how we struggle and, most enduringly, how we thrive.

A wondrous collection! ~ Robert Scotellaro

Well-turned stories, rich with wit and detail, that explore the spaces between people and places, from the ‘concrete weight’ of history to the secrets of creeks, islands and oceans. ~ Paula Morris

Michelle Elvy’s new collection is released in June in conjunction with the 2021 National Flash Fiction Day events, with a launch party in Dunedin followed by readings in Auckland and Christchurch.