Praise for PAST THE SHALLOWS: Beautiful, stripped-back prose . . . there is magic here. Like Cormac MCCarthy, Parrett packs a huge emotional punch thanks to the elegant brevity of her style. Stark, but unforgettable.
An assured debut . . . In powerful, visceral prose Parrett conjures the thrill of changing waves . . . elsewhere, her prose is gentle and measured.
A beautifully expressed book . . . moving
Beautifully rendered . . . Parrett evokes the scenes in eerie, sharp prose poems that take the breath away . . . manages that high-wire act of good poetry, depicting the everyday stuff of life in a new light, eking out the profound from the mundane. Stirring stuff.
The settings are beautifully described.
Breathtaking . . . Poignant, hauntingly beautiful, this is a story about the wonder of journeys both physical and emotional . . . I think I have just fallen in love with a ship.
Favel's trademark lyricism bears us across gossamer prose or shakes us as powerfully as if we were flotsam . . . In so many ways When the Night Comes is more than a book. It's a companion to cherish as it says more to us each time we finish it and are drawn back to the beginning to start again . . . Heart-achingly beautiful, lyrically divine story of a little Aussie girl, a Danish merchant seaman, moments from their lives and the indelible print that they leave. No words or description could do this justice; in fact if I won the lottery I'd consider buying you each a copy. You deserve it!