Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Silver Wind ~ Nina Allan

The stories in this collection are linked and the characters reappear in interweaving narratives. The first story, 'Time's Chariot' is an uncomfortable story featuring a dysfunctional family with an absent father, a disinterested mother, a benevolent uncle and a pair of incestuous siblings. The story centres around two life-changing events; Martin's birthday gift of a Longines watch and the death of his sister, Dora. These events are subtly linked when Dora confesses, 'Clocks make me nervous sometimes... They remind me of how little time we have left.' The collection has been described as 'a disturbing meditation on time.'

Read a story by Allan here.
Read a review here.

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