When the Night Comes is Favel Parrett’s anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed Miles Franklin Award shortlisted debut, Past the Shallows (my review here). Written in what can now be considered her signature sparse prose and ultra-short chapters, it is the story of a relationship between a young girl, Isla, and Bo, a Danish cook on the Antarctic exploration and supply ship… 879 more words
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In today’s blog I am going to briefly discuss the relationship between narrator and character by looking again at Favel Parrett’s Past the Shallows. Taking a structuralist view of fiction, it is possible to identify key narrative levels (author/reader, narrator/narrate, characters) that create narrative circuits. 892 more words
In its simple clarity of language and narrative, Past the Shallows is hauntingly beautiful.
Set on the rugged Tasmanian south coast, it’s the story of a deep, almost profound brotherly love as Michael and the younger Harry, with their mother dead, learn to look out for each other. 456 more words
When it comes to writing fiction, few choices are as important than the choice of point of view. Who is telling the story? If they are a character in the story, what is their role and how to do they perceive events? 813 more words