'In 1971 the world was waking up.
'Even sleepy Antipodean suburbs were touched. It was a time when people stopped and looked at each other - the child at the adult, the adult at the child - and, for a moment, saw themselves.
'In The Maisonettes, fragments of individual stories converge within a momentary lapse of time, then part to rejoin the paths of their parallel lives.' (Publication summary)