Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publication date: 1st April 2020
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Short stories
RRP: $19.96 AUD
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the publisher via R M Marketing Services
Among the sudden shifts and swings something hidden must be uncovered, something dark and rotten, even evil, which has masqueraded as normality. In the end it will be a writer’s task to reclaim Erris, to bear witness, to sound in fiction the one true note that will crack the silence.
Occasionally you will find a gem of a book that will give you cause to stop and think. Murmurations is that book!
I loved this little book of stories and once I had finished I read it all over again. I needed to capture those little details that can be missed in a first reading.
Characters ebb and flow through each story, their lives moving and flowing in formation, unknowingly lead by Erris.
There is the receptionist, Erris’s close friends, the landscaper, the writer, the cleaner, all touched by Erris and her cry for help. The question that runs through the readers mind is; ‘Was Erris mentally unstable or was something more sinister at play here?’
Each story reflects on a significant moment in that character’s life. Moments of revelation and despair, when their life was altered forever.
Carol Lefevre’s prose are lyrical, insightful and heartbreaking. Although coming in at only 112 pages it packs an emotional punch.
Murmurations is one of the best novellas I have read!
My rating 5/5
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This review is part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie author challenge