Looking for Bianca: a short story

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Looking for Bianca is contemporary narrative fiction telling the story of Tara, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her sister. Tara travels to an Italian garden her sister also visited, looking to connect with her sister's memory and hoping it will help her begin to heal. More
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About Alexandra Davies

Alexandra Davies is a prodigal daughter of fiction writing, having given it up in her early 20s when she was trying to be cool, and returning to it in her 30s when she decided to try being herself. Alexandra lives in Western Australia, where another of her stories was recently shortlisted for the Peter Cowan Writers Centre 600 short story competition.

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Review by: Lorraine Watts on June 13, 2014 :
I was particularly moved by the description of Tara's grief on learning of her sister's death. The writer has beautifully illustrated the intense emotions felt on hearing such bad news. I also enjoyed the subsequent trip to Italy and the way it shows how Tara is coming to terms with this tragedy in her life.
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Review by: Melanie Grabowski on May 28, 2014 :
Looking for Bianca is an emotional journey of sisterly love and friendship, and the struggle to deal with the heavy emptiness of grief after loss.
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Review by: Wendy Beach on May 22, 2014 :
A very well written story about a woman who has lost her sister, and the healing process. I loved the garden setting and your characters journey.
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Review by: Brendon Lancaster on May 21, 2014 :
I loved this! I could immediately connect with the character's intensity of emotion with ease. So much feeling is conveyed in so few words - very clever. And I love the turn of descriptive phrase. I hope Alexandra continues to pursue her rediscovered love of writing and look forward to reading more of her work.
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