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And Now You Can Go

by Vendela Vida

Ellis, a 21 year old student, survives being threatened by a gunman as she walks in her local park in New York but the after-shocks reverberate throughout her personal life. The middle of the story has a completely different setting as Ellis goes to the Philippines with her Mum, which makes the story seem like a three-act play. An easy, yet intriguing read written in a deadpan style.

Extract

I wonder if all my belongings - the skirt I sewed and spray-painted in high school, my softball bat from sixth grade, the concert ticket stubs I saved - would have weight, be more valued, if I'd been killed in the park. I know that if my father died tomorrow I'd keep the basin. I'd tell the story of his last night, how he sat with me while I soothed my feet. I try to appreciate my father, his stories, his love, all of it. I swallow it in like I'm holding my breath before diving under water.

Parallels

Baby Shoes by Dawn Garisch
Mother's Boys by Margaret Forster
Lost in Translation - the film
 

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