Paperback | English
Eight women share their experiences of life in a public hospital in southern Aotearoa. These are fictional narratives of doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners who work at the heart of clinical medicine. They keep a struggling institution going, while navigating the highs and lows of their own supposedly ordinary lives. The hospital that connects these women is in a remote city, in a beautiful land, but it could be anywhere, everywhere.
These linked stories are much more than descriptions of women at work. They are intimate confessions of mothers, daughters, friends, lovers, and the connections that shape their lives.