Review

In Lloyd Jones' The Fish a family is forced to better know itself faced with something out of this world

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
March 18 2022 - 12:30am
Lloyd Jones' latest book is about a fish out of water - literally. Picture: Shutterstock
  • The Fish, by Lloyd Jones. Text, $32.99.

When the youngest daughter of a mid-century New Zealand family gives birth to a fish in a caravan near the sea, no one is sure how to behave. There is no doubt this is a fish, with gills "vulgarly present", "the broadening mouth" and "the hard rise of his eyes". He stands apart in his school photos, unlike the other children.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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