The Elbow Stories
A self-important surgeon reveals peculiar tastes; regulars at a holiday park watch Sweetie and Cowboy fail at camping; unexpected feelings arise after a child is lost; traditional arranged marriages conflict with modern desires; a family falls apart when Auntie Pam contests Granddad's will -- and much more. These imaginative and unpredictable stories, told with wit and keen observation, take us into unusual lives and explore the intricacies and quirks of being human.
John Adams lives in Auckland. He has a masters degree in creative writing from Auckland University, and also works as a judge in the Waitakere Court. His poetry collection Briefcase (AUP) won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for best first poetry book at the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards.