A Talent for Shipwrecks by Zara Potts

By Zara Potts

those shiny, poignant, frequently sardonic items think of various topics from rollerskating to rabbits, from being David Bowie to past love, heartbreak, and Friday evening fails.

They contain a unprecedented sequence of news from the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes: "In the times following the earthquake, there are not any birds flying over the town. They’ve taken wing and flown clear of the devastated urban. the single noise at the cracked streets is the deep hum of turbines; the throb of helicopters and the crashing thud of equipment operating in the course of the evening attempting with all its mechanical may perhaps to place the town again together."

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