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Travelling in the Dark
Travelling in the Dark

Travelling in the Dark

Fairlight Moderns


192 Pages, 4.25 x 7

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9781912054480

Rights: US & CA

Fairlight Books (May 2021)


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"I have travelled to a place that you cannot buy a ticket to; there is no train that goes there, no boat, no plane; there is no map that you can follow to find it; there is no road. It lies on the other side of that circle of light."

Sarah is traveling with her young son back to her home town in the south of New Zealand. But when debris from an earthquake closes the road before her, she is forced to extend her journey and divert through the places from her youth that she had hoped never to return to. As the memories of her childhood resurface, Sarah knows that for the sake of her son, she must face up to them now or be lost forever.


"A tour de force of imagery and emotion." —Clio Gray, author, The Anatomist's Dream

"Is this a story about love? In part it is: love and the absence of love. The love that should be there but isn't, the love you go in quest of and the love that travels with you, half-unnoticed." —Felicity Notley, co-editor, Cornish Short Stories

"This is a clever, sensitive and deserving book. The journey leaves us, not with the expected finish but, instead, a master stroke." —Candy Neubert, poet

Author Biography

Emma Timpany receiving a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Otago. Emma has already published two short story collections—Over the Dam and The Lost of Syros. She has also co-edited a short story collection, Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. A winner of many short story competitions, Emma is a member of the Society of Authors, the New Zealand Society of Authors, and the Katherine Mansfield Society.