If our planet were a person, it would have been hospitalised decades ago, nursed assiduously in an intensive care unit, for as long as it took to regain its full, jungly health. – The Collections
Patricia Donovan has created a haunting narrative that explores the fragility of our social fabric and, ultimately, our humanity. Written with grace and a luminous intensity, The Collections delivers a startling story about taking control of one’s fate.
‘A thought-provoking novel and a haunting read … The Collections is an accomplished novel by an extremely talented writer.’ – NZ Booklovers
‘An entertaining novel … and intriguing.’ – Lynn Freeman, Radio NZ. Listen to Lynn’s conversation with the author.
The Collections explores ‘an important message, but one that is delivered with dark humour and an acknowledgement of moral complexity.’ – Otago Daily Times
‘The Collections is a gripping page-turner.’ – Kapiti News
‘A welcome addition to our growing library of dystopian fiction – one which runs from C K Stead’s Smith’s Dream … Donovan is a prolific new talent.’ – NZ Herald
‘A gritty and hypnotic read.’ – Norman Bilbrough
‘The Collections offers a vivid glimpse into an unnerving but not implausible dystopic future with intimations of Smith’s Dream and Fahrenheit 451.’ – Harry Ricketts