Josephine Taylor reviews 'Where the Light Falls' by Gretchen Shirm

Josephine Taylor reviews 'Where the Light Falls' by Gretchen Shirm

Where the Light Falls

by Gretchen Shirm

Allen & Unwin $27.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781760113650

In the midst of preparing for an important London exhibition, photographer Andrew is drawn back to Australia by the sudden disappearance of his former girlfriend, Kirsten. His compulsion to resolve this troubled relationship evolves into a desire to account for an earlier loss. As Andrew grapples with his ambivalence about a new photographic subject, and his ability to sustain the ‘small, bright miracle’ of his present-day relationship with Dominique in Berlin, the complex role of photography in his life is redefined.

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Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a West Australian writer and freelance editor, an adjunct lecturer at Edith Cowan University and an editorial board member of Margaret River Press. Her area of literary interest is Australian fiction. In her own research and writing, Josephine is interested in persistent pain states and the creative response to such forms of suffering. Her PhD thesis, Vulvodynia and Autoethnography (2011), has provided source material for writing published in such forums as Axon, Westerly, and Southerly. She is currently working on a novel

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