Literary creation and motherhood are often likened to each other. In this collection, Zenda Vecchio shows that the similarity need not be a playful way of speaking so much as a bizarre reality.
A Conversation with Emily introduces a fictional character who is told she need not be put in a story – and that makes the story she is in.
The other four stories deal with the invented ‘characters’ who in turn invent ‘characters’. Who is creating this world of mirages?
Publisher: Ginninderra Press
Publication date: 2001
This was a lovely little book. It was a quick read and each of the stories within its pages are quirky. I particularly like how when you start reading the stories you have an idea of what you think the story is talking about and then it twists at the end. The twist at the end however, makes the story that’s already been read make sense. It’s the type of book that you really need to read to understand the review. I liked it and found it interesting. I think I will try to read more of this author’s writing in the future.
Recommend for: Adults