“Smart, original, surprising and just about as cool as a novel can get… Taylor can flat-out write."—The Washington Post
A young New Zealand woman mysteriously disappears. The lives of those she has left behind intersect and form a captivating latticework of odd coincidences and surprising twists of fate. This is contemporary urban noir at its stylish and intelligent best.
Chad Taylor was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and is the author of five novels (Pack of Lies, Heaven, Shirker, Electric and now Departure Lounge) and his short stories have been widely and internationally anthologized. He was named by Listener as one of New Zealand’s 10 best novelists and The Guardian in England likened him to Paul Auster. He currently teaches creative writing at Auckland University.