Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: A short story by CK Stead

Who will laugh like a loon and who will cry bitter tears at Tuesday night's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards? CK Stead is shortlisted for the fiction prize; we usually give fiction a really wide swerve at the Spinoff, but today we present his short story 'Marriage Americano', taken from his shortlisted book, The Name on the Door is Not Mine.