Everything We Hoped For

Author(s): Pip Adam

NZ Fiction

Everything We Hoped For is an unusually strong first book, distinguished by an exquisitely crafted surface and barely contained emotional force. A young mother in shocked contemplation of her new baby and young women in rehab and jail feature in mostly short and oblique stories which echo and connect with cumulative power. A broad range of other characters, including a NZ serviceman returned from active duty in Dili, the employees of a $2 Shop and a vegan couple at a Samoan resort complete an impressive contemporary canvas. First published May 2010


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Winner of the  2011 New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Hubert Church award for Fiction

Pip Adam gained an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Victoria University in 2007, and is currently enrolled for a PhD. Her work has appeared in Sport, Glottis, Turbine, Lumiere Reader, Hue & Cry and Blackmail Press.

General Fields

  • : 9780864736253
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : April 2010
  • : 210x140mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pip Adam
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.3
  • : very good
  • : 192