Two Steps on the Water is a magic realist novel, inspired by my ex-husband’s family stories. Family stories tend to acquire a mythic quality and this effect is heightened when they are not your family stories, but someone else’s. This paper will discuss how I appropriated their story, weaving a novel from fragments of their oft-told tales, in an attempt to mythologise a contemporary Australian landscape that is often read as ‘banal.’ This is part of a larger project, which is concerned with Australian fiction and its fascination with realism, and how as a writer I might render Australian landscapes fantastic.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter - Flinders Univeristy, Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 1 Dec 2015 → 3 Dec 2015
Conference number: 1st
https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/2bfe44dd/files/uploaded/Locating%20Lives%20-%20Digital%20Conference%20Booklet.pdf (Program )
|Period||1/12/15 → 3/12/15|