A Ghost Story

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January-February 2015, no. 368

Springtime: A ghost story by Michelle de Kretser

Allen & Unwin, $14.99 hb, 92 pp

A Ghost Story

by
January-February 2015, no. 368

Anyone who has lived in Sydney’s inner west will recognise the terrain of Springtime: gardens redolent of mystery and decay, shabbiness, unexpected vistas, and streets that Michelle de Kretser describes as running ‘everywhere like something spilled’.

Frances has moved to Sydney with Charlie, who has left his wife and son Luke behind in Melbourne. Luke’s occasional visits fuel Frances’s uncertainty with intimations of a shared family history from which she feels excluded. She walks Rod, the timid dog she rescued from the pound, and muses on the vagaries of her situation, her fears and failings.

Francesca Sasnaitis reviews 'Springtime: A ghost story' by Michelle de Kretser

Springtime: A ghost story

by Michelle de Kretser

Allen & Unwin, $14.99 hb, 92 pp

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