An angel appears on a refrigerator. An accountant boxes a colleague at work. A woman having an affair finds herself underneath the marital bed. A game show host blows it. A graphic designer reflects on his life. A fired executive tries to revive a Vietnamese man on the air bridge at Toronto International. A financier flies from New York to New Zealand. Nothing happens; everything does. 12 stories.
'Their Faces Were Shining' is a literary thriller recounting the Rapture from the point of view of Hope Patterson, a middle-aged Presbyterian woman who is not taken up. Oh, and it's funny. As Hope's world falls apart, she must fight for those she has loved so poorly, and then for herself. 'Their Faces Were Shining' was a finalist in the NZ Post Book Awards.