Tracy Chollet is married with two children. Before settling in Christchurch, she lived for many years in France, studying and teaching English. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and is currently enjoying her first year at the Hagley Writers' Institute. She has had poetry published in The Press and Takahe and is currently finishing off her first novel.
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1. She is nine.
2. Her best friend has left the school.
3. The two times table does not fit any more.
4. She is now an odd number in a class of evens.
5. School days multiply to the power of playing alone.