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Review: Jolley, Elizabeth, My Father's Moon, Dorothy L. Jones Jan 1990

Review: Jolley, Elizabeth, My Father's Moon, Dorothy L. Jones

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley presents a discontinuous narrative where readers must piece together, through a series of short stories, the life of the narrator, Vera Wright, as schoolgirl, student nurse and young mother. We shift back and forward in time not only between stories but within many of the individual stories as well. Most of the action is set in a period before, quring and just after the Second World War, but the second story, 'My Father's Moon', with its allusions to television, break dance and esoteric religious sects who go in for communal living and ...