A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Best First Book Award for Fiction 2018.
Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy 'Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But there's an intruder waiting to upset Cynthia's plans and when a trip to an island utopia goes horribly wrong, a rot sets in on their relationship.
A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Best First Book Award for Fiction 2018
Annaleese Jochems was born in 1994 and grew up in Northland. She won the 2016 Adam Prize from the International Institute of Modern Letters for Baby, which is her first book.