Author(s): Jane Seaford
London. 1960s. Drugs and Sex. Chaos and Squalor. Sukey, seventeen, lost and uncertain, shares a crowded, shabby flat with Kitty, who becomes a stripper, with Malc, a drug dealer, and Jaz, a drama student with sexual identity issues. Bridie, who lives downstairs, sells sex to support her two kids. Readers are drawn into the heart of the sexual revolution as the flatmates face death, destruction and sex at its rawest. And, in tender moments, there is love, optimism, generosity and friendship. The Insides of Banana Skins is authentic, haunting and shocking. It skilfully recreates an era of social turmoil, focusing on an eclectic group taking great risks in a time of liberation and change when traditional behaviour was being challenged. If you like stories about dangerous living you'll love this novel. It should come with a health warning.
Jane Seaford's novel 'Archie's Daughter' was e- published by Really Blue Books in 2012. It has received excellent reviews. Several of her short stories have been placed, highly commended or short-listed in international competitions. Many have appeared in anthologies or magazines. Others have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. As a freelance journalist she had a column in a magazine called 'Bonjour' and sold pieces to the Guardian, the Independent and other British publications. And she is the joint fiction editor for takahe, a New Zealand literary magazine. Her short story collection 'Dead is Dead and Other Stories' is also being published in 2016. Her website is www.janeseaford.com