Staff Review: Poor People with Money

Poor People with Money
by Dominic Hoey
Review by Ray

There’s so much life and action packed into this brutal, fast, furious story about Monday Woolridge, a fighter and a bartender living paycheck to paycheck in Auckland. In Monday, we are met with an ambitious, chaotic, not-always-likeable character with a clear and compelling voice from the first page. And although the story is about her, her choices, and a get-rich-quick scheme gone awry, the unspoken story is about cycles of poverty, desperation, and generational hurt. Humour and gut-punches and beauty weave together wonderfully – you won’t be able to put it down!