Travelling in the dark by Emma Timpany

550CFFCF-EF2D-4698-B207-B5CB56F43022Book set in Dunedin, New Zealand. Reviewed on 2019/03:

Sometimes I like books and I have no idea why. In the case of #travellinginthedark that’s precisely what happened to me. I was captivated from the very first pages with a storytelling which felt nostalgic, ethereal and introspective. It feels like a #streamofconsciousnessmonologue with a few dialogues (mostly with her son) mixed up with a #roadtripalong #newzealand ‘s #southernisland and all written in a time traveling #diary kind of way. I’m sure I managed to confuse everyone even more. I’m not worried because #timpany would provide even less clues in her book. #emmatimpany seems to strive for the source of her feelings and ends up with even more questions than before, with less understanding than before. This book almost reads as how not to purse a #selfdiscovery trip back to where you are from. But why is it not successful? Are some things better left unanswered and behind? Have we actually changed that much? In the story the main characters Sarah gets no answers at all. Instead she’s left stranded and alert in case of a natural or man-made disaster. #highlyrecommended #fairlightmoderns#returning #backtochildhood#southernnewzealand#newzealandliterature #kiwiliterature#fairlightbooks #dunedin #homecoming#comingtoterms

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