A magical collection of yarns at the heart of which are truths and lessons that will leave you with a wonderfully whimsical perspective on life.
In a sense they are extraordinary tales about ordinary people, told with empathy and imagination. One shows us that, when it comes to love, you can’t disguise what’s in the eyes. Another explores the idea that the miracle of love just requires a little Yin and Yang. There’s the sensitive but tragic tale of the love of a lifetime that vanishes overnight. Finally, a man mourning a past life and love discovers that the greatest love of all is his love of life.
And in the tradition of writers like O. Henry and Dahl, Hanlon takes great delight in putting a twist in every tale. Prepare to enjoy yourself.
About the Author
John Hanlon is a Eurasian who was raised variously in New Zealand, Malaya, Singapore and Australia. In the early 1970s he accidentally became a New Zealand pop star. A few hit songs and a significant number of awards followed before he chose to seek a quieter life. He then spent three decades as a Creative Director in Australia, before returning to live in New Zealand to explore less certain creative pursuits like writing fiction.