Kurt Cobain stands at the top of the stairs, wearing the brown sweater. 'Please don't leave me,' she yells up at him. But it's too late; he's turning away as the tram slows for the stop out on the street. Then she's lying on the road. Car tyres are going past, slowly. Somebody is screaming. A siren howls. Sweet voices of little children are singing 'Morningtown ride'.
Tania Chandler is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. She studied professional writing and editing at RMIT, and her work was awarded a special commendation in the 2013 Writers Victoria Crime Writing competition. Please Don't Leave Me Here is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second.
'A remarkable debut. Stylish, assured writing and a compelling, totally believable protagonist. Ms Chandler makes us believe in Brigitte even as we wonder whether to believe her.'-- Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect
'[F]irst-time author Chandler proves chillingly good at powerlessness, despair, and the unreasonable batterings of fate.'-- Katharine England * Adelaide Advertiser *
'[C]omplicated but intriguing ... Chandler ensures twists and turns until the end.'* Weekly Times *