2013 – the railwayman’s wife ~ ashley hay

railwayman“It could be any day, any year: call it 1935, 1938, 1945 or somewhere decades away in her future. Perhaps it’s the day after her wedding, the day after her daughter’s birth, the last day of the war, the last day of her life. Whenever it is, Anikka Lachlan is reading, swallowed by the shapes and spaces made by rows of dark letters on pale paper…”

I’m very grateful to be over at Newtown Review of Books today, writing about Ashley Hay’s The Railwayman’s Wife. If you’ve got a moment, go and take a look.

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I’m counting this as my third review for the Australian Women Writers Challenge this year.

Michelle

Reader, writer, wannabe. Literary critic (with training wheels on). Blogging my way through the 20th century's classic novels in chronological order.

2 thoughts on “2013 – the railwayman’s wife ~ ashley hay

  1. Thanks Vicki. Kangaroo IS a really odd book. The way he writes about Thirroul, and Australia itself as this huge, terrifyingly empty space are just stunning. However, as for Lawrence’s political ramblings in Kangaroo – for me, that aspect of the novel wasn’t so memorable.

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