It was seventeen years ago, almost to the day, that Paula, then my wife of not even two months, told me that she had been accepted into Bill Manhire’s masters course, and that we would be leaving New York, where I had already lived for over twenty years – my entire adult life – to move to Wellington, New Zealand.
It was a big change for both of us, but I had no idea that it was just the beginning
Paula comes at this from multiple angles. In the nonfiction piece about Billy the Kidd, for instance, we learn about him but also about us, through the myths and industry that we have let grow up around this young delinquent lad. His story is about the past, now and the future.