Review of Myfanwy Jones’ novel Leap in The Australian


I was very impressed with Myfanwy Jones’s novel Leap. I didn’t have space to write about it in my review for The Australian, which can be read here, but what I admired about it most was the way that captured the suburbs of north Melbourne – the vibrancy and diversity of that area – there’s a very strong sense of her characters inhabiting that space. Jones captures movement and physical sensation in her characters in a way I also found very impressive, and the relationships between her characters are subtle and complex, which gives us a strong sense of them as living, breathing beings. The book is quite an achievement both at the level of language and story.

Published by gretchenshirm

Sydney writer and critic. Author of Having Cried Wolf.

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