In this lyrical essay, Gunn explores the ideas of home and belonging – and of her own deep connection to a place where every flower and gatepost seems embroidered with the memory of some story or another.Read more
It amalgamates memory and fiction and research and journal so sensitively and in such an original way that I came away feeling Gunn had escaped all the old hackneyed ways of writing about influence and created something wholly her own… It really lives. All of it.
John Carey, chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times
Its unique form makes this readable book particularly resonant. Neither about Mansfield nor Gunn or their writing or their lives, what can only be called the hovering form of the book becomes its uniqueness. The form is complex and wonderful.
Linda E Chown, Katherine Mansfield Society Newsletter