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Friday, April 17, 2020

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Attraction by Ruby Porter



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ATTRACTION by Ruby Porter Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: ATTRACTION
Author: Ruby Porter
Pub. Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 280

The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter’s debut novel.

Three women are on a road trip, navigating the motorways of the North Island, their relationships with one another and New Zealand's colonial history. Our narrator doesn't know where she stands with Ilana, her not-quite-girlfriend. She has a complex history with her best friend, Ashi. She's haunted by the spectre of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend. And her period's now weeks late.

Attraction is a meditative novel of connection, inheritance and the stories we tell ourselves. In lyrical fragments, Porter explores what it means to be and to belong, to create and to destroy.

Attraction peels back the landscape to reveal deeper truths. The writer is right inside her material – a road trip that delivers a political and sexual coming-of-age narrative. The book is a slow-burning fuse that brims with intensely felt experience. Porter is an exciting new talent.’―Lloyd Jones

Attraction abounds with sharp imagery, intergenerational relationships and the natural, historic and domestic environments of modern New Zealand. Ruby Porter is a gifted new writer.’―Patricia Grace

Attraction is an exquisite story…The prose is emotive and artistic…Attraction is impossible to put down…It is a brilliant, beautiful novel.’―Booksellers NZ

‘A coming-of-age story that is full of evocative sketches of the North Island’s landscapes.’―Traveller magazine

‘Tackling a complex, fraught topic – the very essence of what it is to be a New Zealander – with courage, style and insight.―Stuff New Zealand
‘Not a word is wasted. Imagery is of the sharpest level. There is so much to love about this angry, meditative novel that reading it is almost an act of catharsis.'―The AU Review

'Porter's style is spare, immediate and pared back...[A]n intriguing new voice.'―Overland Literary Journal

REVIEW
*I  received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.


What an emotionally roller coaster. Set in New Zealand the book is full of local history that gives a fantastic picture of the area. On top of that is a road trip with three women that all have their own personal issues. Along the way they make quite the journey as the story all unfolds. Deep, dark issues get tackled leading us to a satisfying ending. Makes for a great read. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.


About Ruby:

Ruby Porter is a tutor of creative writing at the University of Auckland. She has been published in Geometry Journal, Aotearotica, Spinoff and Wireless, and a selection of her poetry is available on NZEPC. In 2018, she also won the Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest.












Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
4/6/2020
Excerpt
4/6/2020
Guest Post
4/7/2020
Guest Post
4/8/2020
Guest Post
4/8/2020
Guest Post
4/9/2020
Guest Post
4/9/2020
Excerpt
4/10/2020
Review
4/10/2020
Excerpt

Week Two:
4/13/2020
Excerpt
4/14/2020
Excerpt
4/14/2020
Review
4/15/2020
Review
4/16/2020
Review
4/16/2020
Excerpt
4/17/2020
Review
4/17/2020
Review

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  2. I love the cover! Sounds like a good read.

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