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

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.

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‘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 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