Rough Seas

Holland-Batt, Sarah (2014) Rough Seas. Australian Book Review, September, p. 12.

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Abstract

Favel Parrett’s second novel, When the Night Comes, opens with its teenage protagonist Isla lying awake in her bunk on a night ferry to Tasmania in the mid-1980s, ‘waiting for the rough seas’. Her younger brother sleeps beside her, and her distracted, emotionally distant mother – the kind of woman who is ‘always sitting places by herself in the night’ – is smoking on deck. Together, the three are weathering the roiling overnight passage in order to escape a violent past and make a new life in Hobart. The rough seas the novel goes on to navigate are, as one might expect, both literal and metaphorical...

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ID Code: 76292
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Review of Favel Parrett's When The Night Comes
ISSN: 0155-2864
Divisions: Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2014 22:56
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 22:58

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