Wajemup: Place across the water where the spirits go

On the surface, this short story is a snapshot of an Australian family holiday. Look a little deeper and you'll find a subtle critique of a society that buries its head in the sand, ignoring a brutal history to focus on its own gain and enjoyment.
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Words: 1,760
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370767113
About Georgina Gregory

Georgina Gregory is from Bristol, England. A passion for travel and a journey back to the classroom as a mature-aged student have resulted in the urge to collect stories, investigate histories, analyse cultures and ponder the connections between them. Georgina has a BA double major in Writing and French from Edith Cowan University. She teaches ESL in the real world and writes short fiction in the other. Georgina lives in Perth, Australia.

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Review by: Holden Sheppard on Oct. 29, 2016 : (no rating)
Wajemup by Georgina Gregory is a taut short story that evokes a light-hearted holiday at a location with a troubled past - a past that is glossed over by the characters and the narrator. The author displays an economical use of words, drawing a sense of place and character with brief, but deft, brushstrokes. The voice is particularly strong and suggests the author could extend these characters' stories if she wished to explore them further in a longer piece. In all, a pleasant read that captures a quintessentially Australian aesthetic.
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