‘I was born in 1929 and the world went into a deep depression. Then Napier fell down. Two years later my father shot himself. He was from Gore. Drama didn’t just follow me it came out to meet me with a big tah-dah.’
So Ōtaki writer Renée begins her memoir, These Two Hands, published in October 2017 by Mākaro Press.
Renée has written eight novels, over twenty plays, and non-fiction. Her memoir is written in patches like a quilt, with 88 patches, one for every year of her life.
These Two Hands is available from all good bookshops for $38.