Author(s): Stevan Eldred-Grigg,
The best-selling novel about Ginnie and Fag, twin sisters growing up in Christchuch in the thirties and forties, a city of 'peeling paint, flaking iron, cracked linoleum, dusty yards, lean-tos and asphalts, dunnies and textile mills. Soon their lives will change. But in the meantime let's join them on their treadmill of dreams, a fantasy world where dreams do come true and where, like Ginnie and Fag, we find 'love, love which conquers all, love which takes goose maidens and factory girls and school kids and Cinderallas and carries them off.... Rarely has New Zealand working-class life been captured with such power and precision as in this rich, unusual novel.