Audition by Pip Adam (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2023), 208pp, $35
Alba, Drew and Stanley are three giants on the spacecraft Audition hurtling we know not where at the start of Pip Adam’s newest—and strangest—novel.
In her acknowledgements section, Adam writes: ‘This book is about the abolition of prisons and our present punishment-based justice system. In my personal life I am committed to this end and believe an urgent and imperative part of this work is Land Back in the hands of rightful owners.’ For those readers, like me, who read the acknowledgements first, or to anyone who has heard, seen or read an interview with Adam to accompany the release of Audition, such statements build the expectation that this will be a polemical book. [Read more…]