About the book

With her new padded bra and blonde highlights, Antonella is upwardly mobile in the university's Sexual Department. Frank is unemployed and down on his luck, leading a wretched existence with his cat, Shoehorn. An unpaid debt back in Kowloon has forced Qin Qin into the sex industry in New Zealand.

Is the Secret City simply a bizarre false-memory experiment by the university? Or is it something more? And can memory be tainted or altered?

This mischievous and entertaining contemporary novel about imagination and the science of memory is original, funny and unexpectedly moving.

About the author

Vivienne Plumb is an award-winning playwright, poet and short fiction writer. She

held the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 2001. Secret City is her first novel.

Summary

Anotella is upwardly mobile in the university's Sexuality Department; Frank is down on his luck. Is the Secret City simply a bizarre false-memory experiment by the university or something more?