Leah Swann: Bearings

The maze within

Tim Brewer

 

Bearings
by Leah Swann
Affirm Press, $24.95 pb, 198 pp, 9780980790429

 

Leah Swann’s first fiction publication comprises a novella and seven short stories, all dealing with themes relating to the book’s title, Bearings. Each short story provides a familiar plot in which Swann’s characters search for meaning and direction: a young boy deciding which parent to live with; an old woman reflecting on a hard life; and two forty-somethings looking for love, to name a few.

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Tim Brewer

Tim Brewer

Tim Brewer is a melbourne-based freelance editor and writer. He studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, and has written for The Age and ABR. He was recently appointed the ABR Sidney Myer Fund Editorial Intern.

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