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When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

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


Breaking the narrative circuit

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

Aaron Cox

'Past the Shallows' by Favel Parrett

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


Past the Shallows

I was recommended this book by a friend of mine, and I really loved the cover art. You know the saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover?’ Well, that usually doesn’t work with me. 255 more words

Past the Shallows – when seeing through two eyes can be better than one

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

Aaron Cox

Return Trip: Australia

Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. 123 more words

World Literature

Book Review: Favel Parret's Past The Shallows

Avoiding the Water: Aggressive Men and Unhappy Families

Favel Parrett is a female writer and she isn’t writing fiction about women. Her debut novel, Past The Shallows… 1,402 more words