Based on the 1865 Otahuhu murders, Purgatory is a startling,
gripping novel from an immensely talented new author.
Rosetta Allan is an Auckland-based writer who grew up in Hawke's Bay. Her first poetry collection, Little Rock, was released in 2007, and her second volume, Over Lunch, in 2010. Her poetry has appeared in publications and anthologies in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and in online literary journals. Purgatory is her first novel, based on the Otahuhu murders of 1865.