Jesus Sandals and Anchovette

Joanna Atherfold Finn

The Montagues are finally realising a dream, leaving the western suburbs for a more salubrious life in the northern beaches. Their young daughter Josephine struggles with leaving security for an uncertain future.

This is a poignant account of how childhood objects, places, people and events become infused with a lasting meaning from our earliest years. How changing address doesn’t necessarily mean we leave ourselves behind. How we draw strength from relationships and those sentimental icons and memories to deal with the challenges of change.

Joanna Atherford Finn’s highly effective use of the 2nd person point of view as well as her well-chosen use of language, opens a window into a child’s unique perspective.

Joanna Atherfold Finn writes and teaches in Port Stephens. She has had short stories and articles published in anthologies and journals. She received the University Medal in English and has  a creative writing PhD from  the University of Newcastle.

Spineless Wonders is proud to offer this series of twelve beautifully-written digital long stories selected for us by award-winning Australian author, Amanda Lohrey.
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  • Spineless Wonders womens long story Amanda Lohrey Selects series childhood sense of place home belonging
    Language: English / Published: 28 August 2013


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