Secret life of Gerald: the New Zealand MP who spent a lifetime crafting a vast imaginary world

Not even Gerald O’Brien’s wife of 60 years knew of the countless hours he spent drawing and writing stories of his parallel world.

These are the kinds of secrets I would like more people to have. Such a welcome change to the usual. What an extraordinary man.

“I talked to him for a year … about all sorts of things, but the imaginary world never came up and it pisses me off that I didn’t know,”

💬 Lucien Rizos - his nephew