Francesca Sasnaitis reviews 'Sufficient Grace' by Amy Espeseth

Sufficient Grace 

by Amy Espeseth

Scribe, $29.95 pb, 336 pp, 9781922070029

Imagine the book as a repository of memories: to turn the pages is to remember. Fiction, in particular, encourages flipping back and forth through memory’s volume. An author’s life informs her fiction. Memories, personal and second-hand, play a pivotal role in the formation of narrative structures. In a début novel, it is not uncommon for the author to resort to childhood sources for inspiration, childhood being a country far enough removed from contemporary experience for imagination to override reality.

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Francesca Sasnaitis

Francesca Sasnaitis

Francesca Sasnaitis is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia and has recently completed her first novel, Summerlands, which is partially based on her family’s experience of World War II. 

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