As a child, Geraldine spent school holidays with her grandparents on their isolated country property. Her recollections are of halcyon moments filled with family and natural beauty. Years later, while visiting with her widowed grandmother, now living in town and struggling with the onset of dementia, Geraldine learns of a shocking secret that will forever change her childhood perceptions and memories of her grandparent’s home.
Amanda O’Callaghan’s spine-chilling revelation reminds us that there are some horrors past and present that will continue to haunt all of us long after other memories have dulled and faded.
Amanda O’Callaghan is a Brisbane-born writer. A former advertising executive, she has a BA and an MA in English from King’s College London. She has a PhD in English from the University of Queensland, where she is an Honorary Research Advisor. Her story Legacy appears in Review of Australian Fiction vol. 5, Issue 5. Amanda won The Carmel Bird Award in 2015.
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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Amanda Lohrey Selects series womens long story Spineless Wonders past memories Indigenous Australians country dementia secrets Language: English / Published: 04 December 2013
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