- Also check our best rated Romance Book reviews
Travelling in the Dark (Fairlight Moderns) Paperback – 11 Jul 2018
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
'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, co-editor of 'Cornish Short Stories'; 'This is a clever, sensitive and deserving book. The journey leaves us, not with the expected finish but, instead, a master stroke.' - Candy Neubert, poet;
About the Author
Emma Timpany is an award-winning author of short story collections. Born and raised in Dunedin, New Zealand, Emma now lives in Cornwall, where she is married and has two daughters.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Showing 1-4 of 4 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I found this to be a satisfying mix of emotional journey and travelogue. I’ve always thought New Zealand to be rare and beautiful, and the descriptions here confirm that - some lovely images. In a book this short, there are bound to be some aspects that might have been expanded (her time on the archaeological dig in Greece, for example, is sketchy) but the overall emphasis is on Sarah’s return, not her time away, and I was happy with that. Rounding off with a glimmer of hope for the future, could I ask for more? I’m already looking out for a copy of her previous work - a collection of short stories also set in New Zealand.
With thanks to Fairlight Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read an ARC.
A novella that takes the reader on a journey alongside Sarah, an evocative journey, capturing the New Zealand landscape alongside emotions and memories. Beautiful and haunting.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
The writing is beautiful, tempered, following Sarah’s interior and exterior journeys: “When everything else is gone they are all that we have left. Patrick was never a romantic, but even he once admitted to Sarah that the best stories are about love, whether they end happily or not. As she looks at the child, she tries to remember what she felt when he was born. And then she tries to imagine what it would be like not to love him, what it would be like not to love anybody.” The landscape comes alive in sentences such as, “The sand is the colour of a dream, the colour of a new beginning, a colour so rare it seems unnatural. The child picks up handfuls.”