The Lockdown Tales
Ten people leave the city and meet at a farm in NSW’s Hunter Valler when Covid hits and the lockdown begins, in March 2020. They learn to support each other, end some old relationships and form new relationships, and become stronger together. On Fridays, for entertainment and sanity’s sake, they tell each other stories.
The Lockdown Tales tells the story of their adjustment to the new life, and also gives the first fifty stories, told on the first five story-telling Fridays.
The stories range through time and places in the world, sometimes sad, often funny, quite often bawdy, and always human!
“The best book of stories I’ve read since Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for Cleaning Women and before that David Malouf’s The Complete Stories.”
Adrian Colman, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Tasmania.