Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine something better. But the truth is life is threadbare and unpromising until the mysterious Bridget moves in to the flats. The wife of a disgraced Ponzi schemer she brings with her glamour and wild dreams and an unexpected friendship. Drawn in, Kara forgets for a moment who she's there to protect.
Rachel Kerr is a Wellington writer who lives in Island Bay with her family. She is studying te reo Maori and has degrees in film and creative writing. Rachel has worked as a librarian for Te Kooti Whenua Maori and Judicial Libraries. Victory Park is her first novel.