The Lockdown Tales
Three men and seven women leave the city to avoid the pandemic. They isolate together on a farm, where they pass the time working, flirting, eating, drinking making music and above all telling stories. The Lockdown Tales is the story of those ten people sheltering during the Covid shutdown, and includes the stories they tell: bawdy, satirical, funny and sometimes sad, but celebrating human cleverness, love, kindness, courage and imagination."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.