Past the Shallows
Publish date: August 30th 2012
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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, Realistic Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Knowing Favel Parrett is Australian meant that I had exceedingly high expectations for Past The Shallows. A little unfair perhaps but I have yet to come across an Australian YA novel that I dislike. I am pleased to announce this statemement is still true. Past The Shallows is hauntingly beautiful an...
Cormac McCarthy, Per Petterson, and Maya Angelou: the three authors inspiring Favel Parrett. Reading PAST THE SHALLOWS indeed reminded me of McCarthy’s THE ROAD. No wonder. Favel says she has the last paragraph of that work hanging in her studio, reading it most days. What I’m saying is this—as the ...
Also dieses Buch hat mich echt fertig gemacht. Erst bin ich total verwirrt und komm wegen dem Schreibstil nicht wirklich in die Geschichte und dann haut sie mir eins von hinten über ;) Fast wirkt es wie das Leben einer der Familien aus amerikanischen Dramen: Mutter tot, Vater greift zum Alkohol und ...
The term "Wintonesque" was woven more than once through the reviews at the front of this first published novel by Aussie female writer Favel Parrett. It's not just the parallels in writing style and content - the surf, the beautiful, redemptive surf - but it's also in the narrator's eye. There's a k...
3.5 starsMuch thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for the advanced copy to reviewAs some adults later do, sometimes I wish that my parents would have done something different or I feel deprived in some way. That is, until I read books on children with abusive and bitter parents that coul...
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