Pacific Highways: Griffith Review 43, co-edited by Julianne Schultz & Lloyd Jones (Text Publishing, $35)
Review by John Lang
Recently I returned to London with my companion of three days, Pacific Highways. Two thoughts sparked by the book kept coming to mind. First, Finlay Macdonald’s reminder that Auckland really is the ‘City of Snails’ further validated my decision to live in a city with a subway. Second, I kept wondering: does anyone make paua fritters in London? They do. Later, with my seafood cravings subdued, I realised that the book’s 40-plus authors and the pacific arenas they’d explored had left me questioning my cynical stance on homesickness.
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