Travelling in the Dark - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)
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Travelling in the Dark - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)

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Published: 11/07/2018
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In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, Sarah travels back to her home town with her young son.
Delays and diversions take Sarah on an emotional journey as she's forced to return to well-known places echoing with painful memories from her youth.
Set in the wild, beautiful and unreliable landscape of southern New Zealand, Emma Timpany's novella is an evocative story of a woman coming to terms with her past and forging a brighter future.

'A tour de force of imagery and emotion.' - Clio Gray, author of 'The Anatomist's Dream'

Publisher: Fairlight Books
ISBN: 9781912054480
Number of pages: 180
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm


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‘A tour de force of imagery and emotion' —Clio Gray, author of 'The Anatomist’s Dream'; ‘Is this a story about love? In part it is: love and the absence of love. The love that should be there but isn’t, the love you go in quest of and the love that travels with you, half-unnoticed' —Felicity Notley, editor of 'Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Cornish Contemporary Writing'; ‘This is a clever, sensitive and deserving book. The journey leaves us, not with the expected finish but, i'nstead, a master stroke' —Candy Neubert, poet; ‘Atmospheric and resonant, simply and beautifully told' —Rupert Wallis, author of The Dark Inside' and 'All Sorts of Possible'; 'A thought-provoking tale about a mother being forced to confront her past with a view to preserving her beloved son’s future’ —The Big Issue; ‘Emma Timpany’s Travelling in the Dark weaves a tale of homecoming that will resonate with many, and particularly with those who may have left painful memories of their homeland behind to put down roots elsewhere […] The New Zealand landscape is incredibly vivid through Timpany’s writing’ —NZ News UK ‘an intense rumination on the nature of time and memory […] a stellar achievement’ —Literature Works; ‘Evocative, compelling and crafted with a truly deft touch […] Wild and beautiful in its vista but restrained, sensitive and oh so clever in its delivery, prepare to be fully immersed, your senses steadily saturated until you turn the last page and realise that Emma’s skill as a storyteller has left you gasping for air' —Stranger Collective

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“'One of those stories that is easily forgettable...'”

On a journey through her home country of New Zealand, we follow Sarah (& her young son) as she makes her way to visit an old friend in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. On this literal journey of hers,... More

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