04 April 2011
Bereft ~ Chris Womersley
Bellingen Writers Festival
Many well deserved accolades and nominations
An enjoyable read ... but a tragic story
This is a good historical piece set in rural New South Wales after the end of World War 1 and during the flu epidemic. It captures the hardships of the era, reflection on the inhumanity of the WW1 battlefields and the damage to those who returned. Landscapes are well written - this is a very visual story.