‘This book is a daring to delve deeper into the hidden stories that lie buried in the whenua of the author’s turangawae. She craftily explores and comes to terms with what lies hidden.’

And so playwright, novelist, poet and film-maker Kathleen Gallagher’s summarises her review of The Eel of Te Raki by Barbara Petrie. Enjoy the full review on page 32 in the May 2022 edition of The Woodpecker: