Escalator Press, 2015
A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story of community, family, and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy.
When Nick and Graeme go rabbit-shooting one August day, they spot a couple of suspected cannabis growers on their land. Both men fire a warning shot, and in a shocking misjudgement, one of the growers is killed. But who fired the fatal shot? And how far will each man go to prove himself not guilty?
The story of a young man facing the biggest dilemma of his life, A Line of Sight is a portrayal of male friendship, the links between generations, and Swan – a blind boy whose strange take on events brings great danger and unexpected clarity.
The low-key, slow-burn pace is perfect for showing that bonds between people can be uneasily balanced at the best of times, and Jansen is skilled at delivering character insight in subtle but satisfying ways. Catherine Robertson, NZ Listener
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Escalator Press is an imprint set up by the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme, to publish work by new and established writers associated with the programme. The Writing Programme, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, is a major contributor to New Zealand writing, with more than 230 publications from graduates as diverse as Alison Wong, Tusiata Avia and Mandy Hager. With production and marketing by the Whitireia Publishing Programme, Escalator Press is built on traditional publishing values, whether in print or digital media, while developing its own distinctive model.