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.
Tim Brewer reviews 'Bearings' by Leah Swann
by Leah Swann
Affirm Press, $24.95 pb, 198 pp, 9780980790429
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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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